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Spain hand late call to Osasuna fullback Monreal

Spain have handed a late call to Osasuna fullback Nacho Monreal.

Monreal has been called into the Spain squad for Wednesday's friendly against Italy in Bari, the Spanish Football Federation have confirmed.

Monreal, who joined Malaga from Osasuna this summer, replaces the injured Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old has won four caps for Spain.

The federation also confirmed Barcelona midfielder Xavi would miss Wednesday's game because of an injury to his right leg.

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