Spain’s David De Gea (Manchester United) ruled out of World Cup group stage with hip injury [MARCA]

In case Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque was contemplating taking Iker Casillas out of the firing line, that choice has now been ruled out, with number 2 keeper De Gea suffering a hip injury in training, MARCA report.

The injury means the Manchester United keeper will miss the rest of the group stage – the games against Chile and Australia, but will be back for a hypothetical last 16 encounter, should Spain make it.

With Pepe Reina as back-up 3rd choice keeper, there’s no goalkeeping crisis in any case.

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