Barcelona’s wonderkid Lamine Yamal has joined the Blaugrana’s lengthy list of injured players, after an evaluation by the medical services of the Royal Spanish Football Federation ruled him out of La Roja’s Euro 2024 squad.
Yamal reportedly suffers from a leg injury that he suffered during Barcelona’s 2-2 draw against Granada last weekend.
Spanish news outlet AS reported that Yamal’s injury leaves the door open for the Moroccan Football Federation to swoop in and convince the players to join the Atlas Lions squad, despite Yamal already expressing a desire to represent Spain.
According to FIFA’s rules, a player with dual nationality is only locked with one country after playing three games at the senior level prior to turning 21.
Currently, Yamal has only played two games with Spain, and his new injury introduces significant uncertainty regarding his international future, as it prevents him from being 100% locked with Spain at this stage.
The 16-year-old prodigy, born in Spain to a Moroccan father and an Equatorial Guinean mother, has always represented Spain at the youth levels, and made his debut with the senior national team last month.