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Valdes doubtful for Nigeria clash



FC Barcelona goalkeeper, Victor Valdes, will not take part in Wednesday's friendly for Catalonia against Nigeria.

According to reports in the Catalan region, 30-year-old Valdes did not train with the Seleccio Catalana owing to an injury.

"Victor Valdes is not training because of a foot injury, and is not available for Catalonia's game against Nigeria later today (Wednesday)," a report in Spain stated.

Catalonia honorary coach, Johan Cruyff, has called up Getafe goalkeeper, Jordi Codina as Valdes' replacement.

Supersport.com can also report that Martin Montoya, Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Marc Bartra and Jordi Alba were among Barcelona players who trained with the Catalonia squad on Wednesday morning.

Others from Barca's team in Wednesday's training session include Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Christian Tello, and B player, Sergi Roberto.

Nigeria's Super Eagles will face the Catalan XI at Espanyol's Cornella-El Prat Stadium.

In the first-ever meeting the Seleccio Catalana brushed aside the Super Eagles 5-0 at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on December 22, 1998.

The match is live on SuperSport 9 this Wednesday from 6pm Nigerian time (7pm CAT).



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