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Spain switch Miguelín for injured Fernandao

Fernandao has been withdrawn from Spain's UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 squad with a torn calf muscle, prompting the call-up of ElPozo Murcia FS's Miguelín to replace him.

Fernandao has been withdrawn from Spain's squad for the finals in Croatia
Fernandao has been withdrawn from Spain's squad for the finals in Croatia ©Fedja Krvavac

Spain have been dealt a blow ahead of their opening UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 Group B encounter against Slovenia on Tuesday with the news that FC Barcelona pivot Fernandao is out of the tournament with a torn calf muscle.

Fernandao came to Croatia complaining of discomfort in his left leg and after undergoing tests the 31-year-old has been ruled out of action for the next three weeks, prompting the call-up of El Pozo Murcia's Miguelín as a replacement. Winners of the past three UEFA European Futsal Championships, Spain follow their Slovenia opener with a game against Ukraine in the same venue of Zagreb on 4 February.