Alvaro Morata injury: Spain star could miss out on Euro 2024 final

Alvaro Morata could miss out on the Euro 2024 final. Alvaro Morata could miss out on the Euro 2024 final.
Alvaro Morata could miss out on the Euro 2024 final. | Getty Images
One of Spain’s top players could be out of action for the Euro 2024 final.

Last night, Spain made it through to the final of Euro 2024, when they defeated France to advance beyond the semi final. However, they may be without one of their key players in the last game of the tournament, after captain Alvaro Morata picked up an injury in bizarre circumstances.

In the 76th minute, it has been reported that a fan entered the field of play to try and get a selfie with some of the Spain players. They were pursued by a security guard, who then slipped and collided with Morata.

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After this, the former Chelsea striker was seen in visible discomfort. He was substituted as a result, being replaced by Mikel Oyarzabal - it is now unclear if he will be fit to play against either England or The Netherlands in the final.

He will be a huge miss for Spain if he is unable to play in the final. Morata leads the line incredibly well, possessing excellent movement - while his finishing can sometimes leave a lot to be desired, his ability to find space in the box is remarkable.

Nevertheless, Spain head coach Luis de la Fuente is remaining calm regarding the situation. He said: “Alvaro... We have to wait and see tomorrow. We believe it’s nothing. It hurts, but we think it’s nothing.”

In the game against France, Spain fell behind early on in the encounter when Randal Kolo Muani turned the ball home in the 8th minute. The Spaniards fought back, however, levelling the scores in the 21st minute after Lamine Yamal scored a spectacular curling effort.

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Four minutes later, Spain took the lead thanks to a goal from Dani Olmo. Despite their best efforts, France could not find a way back into the game and fell below expectations in the Euros once again.

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