Alvaro Morata injury update: Will the Atlético de Madrid striker play in the Euro 2024 final?

Alvaro Morata injury update: Will the Atlético de Madrid striker play in the Euro 2024 final?

AN incident during the post-match celebrations resulted in Morata twisting his knee after a collision with a fan.

Here is everything we know about the incident and if the Spanish captain will be playing at the Euro 2024 final in Berlin on Sunday.

GettyA security guard crashed into Alvaro Morata after a pitch invader got caught[/caption]

GettyAlvaro Morata was hobbling off the pitch after the incident[/caption]

GettyAlvaro Morata might miss the Euro 2024 final on Sunday July 14, 2024[/caption]

What happened to Alvaro Morata in the Spain vs France Euro 2024 match?

In the Euro 2024 semi-final match between Spain and FranceAlvaro Morata played a crucial role in Spain’s 2-1 victory, which secured their place in the final.

However, during the post-match celebrations, a fan ran onto the pitch to join the Spanish team.

A security guard tried to restrain the pitch invader but slipped and side tackled Morata.

The crash saw Morata falling to the ground and twisting his knee.

He was then seen hobbling off the pitch in pain.

As a precaution, Morata was scheduled to undergo a medical check-up to ensure he did not sustain any significant injuries from the incident​.

FIFA licensed football agent Ned shared a video of the incident on X, formerly Twitter.

This can’t keep happening. It’s a disgrace, UEFA need to control it so much better. Somebody will get seriously hurt. #Euro2024 #Morata

— Ned Ozkasim (@nedoz9) July 9, 2024

What has Spain coach Luis de la Fuente said about Morata’s injury?

GettyLuis de la Fuente spoke to the media at a post-press conference after the match[/caption]

Luis de la Fuente said about the injury after the match: “With Alvaro, we are going to wait until tomorrow.

“We don’t think it was anything. 

“It was during the celebrations.

“We think he’s going to be okay.”

Morata has played in every game for Spain so far in the competition and has scored one goal for the team during their opening game against Croatia.

He recently was criticised in the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial after Morata threatened to leave the team after the Euro 2024.

The newspaper then claimed he would be an “embarrassment” for Spain.

His wife Alice Campello defeated him on Instagram saying: “I hate to play the victim and stir up more controversy, but this doesn’t seem normal to me, I’m sorry. Is this normal?

“The only thing I see as poor quality is being a journalist, having studied for it and writing a headline like this when Spain is one day away from playing a semi-final. 

“We must think before speaking about how we would feel about what we are doing.

“I repeat: everyone is free to say what they think, but without offending.

“It’s all a matter of taste, but we must respect if we want respect.”

Will Alvaro Morata play in the Euro 2024 final?

Alvaro Morata’s participation in the Euro 2024 final remains uncertain due to the injury he sustained during the semifinal against France.

Spain’s coach Luis de la Fuente has expressed optimism, stating that Morata is being monitored and is recovering.

However, the final decision on his fitness will likely be made closer to the match day to ensure he is fully ready to play if selected​.

Spain will face either the Netherlands or England on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at the Euro 2024 final in Berlin.

They beat France 2-1 during the semi-final in Munich on July 9, 2024.

Lamine Yamal scored the equaliser goal and became the youngest player to score a goal ever in a Euro final match.

He also broke the record for being the youngest player participating in the Euros.

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