Barcelona's number 7 pulled out of the running to be in the squad because he's failed to recover from a leg break suffered at the start of last season. He tweeted:
I think that's a very noble thing to do and it must have been quite hard ruling himself out so as not to be a detriment to the team. What a selfless gesture - it's one you'd think you'd see more. MEANWHILE IN ENGLAND Sol Campbell and Owen Hargreaves are balancing anvils on the edge of mountains to try and injure anyone who looks like a footballer.I've tried, but I can't be 100% to play the Eurocup. I called Del Bosque. It's the honest thing."Thanks to all of you for your support. I'll continue working to return as soon as possible with Barca and Spain."
Meep meep indeed. Meep meep brave soldiers.