Real Madrid defender Daniel Carvajal has been declared fit ahead of Spain’s second FIFA World Cup Group B game with Iran on Wednesday.
Carvajal has been out of action since he got injured in last month’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) match against Premier League giants Liverpool.
The update on his injury status was provided by Spain manager Fernando Hierro in his pre-match press conference.
He said: “Carvajal is fine, he has been training with the team for a while now, he has recovered well.”
“Now we need to think about Iran and forget Portugal, it is the second game in the group and a dangerous game. We cannot live in the past, we will keep in our minds what we have done and prepare for the next game.
“We know Carlos Queiroz, it is good to speak with him, he has been there for seven years doing a good job and we have a good relationship.
“Iran are a solid side both defensively and attacking-wise, they concede few and over the past 37 games they have scored a lot. They are a strong side.”
On his relationship with Iran manager and former Real Madrid boss, Fernando Hierro stated that: “I have a good relationship with Carlos from when I left Madrid.”
“Coaches can make a few changes but the footballers are what are important. Iran are well prepared.
“We have professional respect against any team but we have a lot of belief in ourselves.” He concluded.
Spain would be hoping to bounce back to winning ways against Iran having played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with European champions Portugal in their opening game in Group B.