Iniesta doubtful for Spain's World Cup match against Honduras

09:33, June 21, 2010      

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Spain's Andres Iniesta (R) fights for the ball with Poland's Dariusz Dudka (L) and Jakub Blaszczykowski during a friendly soccer match in Murcia June 8, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque said on Sunday that Andres Iniesta is "not totally well" and may miss Monday's World Cup match against Honduras.

"We've got every player available except for Andres Iniesta, who is not totally well," Del Bosque said on Sunday.

Iniesta was substituted in the 77th minute after receiving a hard knock to his right leg at Spain's 1-0 opening loss to Switzerland in Group H.

Iniesta, who has trained apart from the other 22 players since its opening defeat, has been bothered by a thigh muscle problem in the same leg since May 2009.

"It has nothing to do with the previous injury," Del Bosque said. "He's suffering from a knock that he picked up on his last play against Switzerland, which hasn't allowed him to be in perfect shape."

Spain and Honduras both have zero points going into the match at Ellis Park.

Chile and Switzerland lead the group with three points ahead of their game, also on Monday.

Source:Xinhua
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