Spanish striker David Villa has been ruled out for Euro 2012, according to ESPN.
Villa broke his shinebone while playing for Barcelona at the FIFA Club World Cup in December. Villa has scored 51 goals in 82 appearances for his national team.
Spain can’t be surprised that Villa will miss the tournament. His absence will raise questions on Spain’s formation and who will start at forward. Spain plays two friendlies on May 26 and 30 against Serbia and South Korea respectively. The forwards on the roster for the matches are Adrian, Fernando Torres, Alvaro Negredo and Roberto Soldado. Players from Barcelona and Atletic Bilbao are not on this roster because they will be part on the Copa del Rey final on Friday. Fernando Llorente and Pedro are the ineligible forwards that will be in contention for Spain’s final Euro 2012 roster.