"The Real Sociedad striker will join the rally in England today (Wednesday)," the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said in a statement.

Sarriegi was part of the first list of 28 players who had started preparing for the Euro under Vilda's orders, before being dismissed with four other players when the coach had to shorten his list to 23 players.

The Basque striker replaces Alexia Putellas, Ballon d'Or 2021 who suffered a "rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee" in training on Tuesday.

The absence of Putellas, one of the captains and centerpieces of La Roja, is a real blow for the Spanish selection, which also lost to injury the top scorer in the history of the selection Jennifer Hermoso, teammate of Putellas at Barça .

In Group B with Germany, Denmark and Finland, Spain will start their Euro Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the MK Stadium in Denbigh against the Finns.

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