Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Spain’s Fabian Ruiz ruled out with flu

The midfielder has been hospitalised and will miss the contest against Norway on Saturday.

Fabian Ruiz left team training on Monday for treatment for flu symptoms.   -  AFP

Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz has been hospitalised with flu and will miss the team’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Norway on Saturday.

The Napoli player was suffering from a fever and left team-training Monday for treatment for flu symptoms, the Spain squad said in a statement.

“If his condition improves he could leave the hospital sometime Tuesday and return to Napoli” for further treatment and convalescence at home, the statement added.

Spain coach Luis Enrique has called Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid into the squad to replace Ruiz ahead of the Norway game in Valencia and the Malta match on March 26 in Ta’ Qali.

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