BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Barcelona says defender Jordi Alba will be sidelined 7-10 days with a leg injury, ruling him out of Spain's World Cup qualifier against France on Tuesday.
The left back is also a doubt for the first leg of Barcelona's Champions League quarterfinal at Paris Saint-Germain on April 2.
Alba injured a muscle in his right leg during Spain's 1-1 draw with Finland on Friday. The former Valencia player played in 35 games for Barcelona since joining last off-season.
He was a regular for Spain last summer when the world champions won their second straight European championship.
Spain trails France by two points in Group I. The game in Paris could go a long way to determining which team wins the group and the automatic berth for the 2014 World Cup.