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FIFA World Cup:Spain's De Gea sidelined by leg muscle injury

India TV News Desk 16 Jun 2014, 0:05:47 AM IST
India TV News Desk
CURITIBA, Brazil : Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has a leg injury and could be out for the rest of the World Cup group stage.
   
The Manchester United goalie underwent medical scans on Sunday that revealed a leg muscle strain, with the defending champions listing him as day-to-day. Spanish media reports suggest De Gea will be sidelined for up to 10 days, ruling him out of the final two Group B matches against Chile and Australia. De Gea recently made his debut for Spain.
   
Captain and regular goalkeeper Iker Casillas' poor play in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Netherlands had given De Gea a possible chance to take over the starting role.

Pepe Reina is the only other goalie available to the world and European champions going into Wednesday's must-win game against Chile at the Maracana.