UEFA EURO 2008 FINAL Date: Sun 29 June Kick-off: 1945 BST Venue: Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna Coverage: Live on BBC ONE and BBC Sport website (UK only), full commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and on BBC Sport website (UK only), full text coverage on BBC Sport website and on mobiles
Villa left the field because of injury in Spain's semi-final win over Russia
Spain striker David Villa has been ruled out of Sunday's Euro 2008 final against Germany, the Spanish football federation has confirmed.
Villa, 26, injured a thigh muscle in Thursday's semi-final win over Russia.
Spain had been hoping the forward would be able to play some part in the final in Vienna, but he was finally ruled out following a hospital scan on Friday.
"Valencia striker David Villa, the top scorer at Euro 2008, is definitely out of Sunday's final," said a statement.
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who replaced Villa in the semi-final, could come into the team for the final.
Tests revealed Villa has a small tear to the muscle in the back of his right thigh.
The much-coveted Valencia striker said immediately after the semi-final he would not be fit and had resigned himself to watching the game from the stands.
"I'm a little sad that I won't be there to take part but it's better that a team-mate who is fit plays instead of me, particularly as my injury has left me limping quite badly," he said.
I know how well he can perform, he is a great player like others in our squad
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"Now I have to enjoy the show from outside. To play on Sunday would be a lottery.
"I would do it even if I had to play on one leg but this is a team - there are other players who will do better 100% than one who is injured.
"At the start I was really upset because I knew it was going to be very difficult to play in the final if we got there.
"I just want to enjoy Sunday and celebrate winning the European Championship with everyone else. This is an achievement for the whole squad and we want to take the glory on Sunday."
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