NATIONS LEAGUE

Brais Méndez called up by Spain to replace injured Pedri

Spain coach Luis Enrique has selected the Celta Vigo midfielder to fill the vacant place in his squad left by injury-hit Pedri González.

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Brais Méndez called up by Spain to replace injured Pedri
Biel Aliño EFE

Celta Vigo midfielder Brais Méndez has been called up by Spain coach Luis Enrique to take the place of Pedri González for the upcoming international fixtures, the national team web site confirmed on Friday.

Long summer for Pedri

The Barcelona star, who had only just returned to the squad list after missing last month's international commitments due to his participation for Spain at Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics during the summer, has suffered a thigh muscle injury which means he is unavailable for Spain who will take part in Nations League's Final Four next week.

Luis Enrique has brought in Brais Méndez as a direct replacement for Pedri. The 24-year-old was handed his first call-up for the senior side back in August for the 2022 World Cup Qatar qualifiers against Sweden, Georgia and Kosovo, and played in the first two matches.