Spain without Canales for rest of tournament

Spain must do without Valencia CF midfielder Sergio Canales for the remainder of the finals because of a hamstring injury sustained against Russia on Thursday.

Spain training prior to their Group B opener against Russia
Spain training prior to their Group B opener against Russia ©Sportsfile

Sergio Canales will miss the rest of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals because of a hamstring injury.

Valencia CF midfielder Canales came on with 12 minutes remaining of Spain's Group B opener against Russia on Thursday. The 22-year-old subsequently sustained a problem to his left hamstring and Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said after the game that he was "worried" about the injury. He has since been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament and will fly home from Israel on Saturday.