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Euro 2024: Spain’s Rodri suspended for Final group match against Albania



Euro 2024: Spain's Rodri suspended for final group match

Spain’s midfielder Rodri will miss the team’s final group stage match at Euro 2024 against Albania after receiving his second yellow card in consecutive games.

The suspension comes after Rodri was booked during Spain’s 1-0 victory over Italy for complaining to the referee, an action restricted to the team captain under new tournament regulations.

The 27-year-old was previously cautioned in Spain’s 3-0 win over Croatia, and his latest booking triggers an automatic one-match suspension. Rodri’s absence will be felt as Spain look to secure their position in the knockout stages.

The yellow card rule, implemented at Euro 2024, aims to reduce the instances of players swarming referees following contentious decisions. This crackdown is part of a broader effort to enhance the conduct and discipline of players on the pitch.

Spain will need to adapt to the loss of their key midfielder for the crucial fixture against Albania on Monday, as they aim to continue their strong form in the tournament.