Spain Defender Pique Leaves Training Session After Taking Blow to Knee

Spain Defender Pique Leaves Training Session After Taking Blow to Knee - Reports

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Spain defender Gerard Pique left the pitch shortly before the end of the team's training session at their base camp in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar after suffering a blow to his left knee, Spanish newspaper Marca reported.

According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, Pique had to end the training after a clumsy tackle by striker Diego Costa, however, the daily added that there was no injury and the player was fit to resume training.

The 31-year-old has been capped for Spain 96 times making his senior debut in 2009 and winning the FIFA World Cup in South Africa a year later.

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