Bayern Munich's Spanish star to miss World Cup

ANKARA - Bayern Munich's 23-year-old Spanish central midfielder Thiago Alcantara is to miss out on being part of Spain squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer due to an intra-articular ligament injury.

Bayern Munich's official website said that Alcantara was injured during a training session on Thursday and now requires an operation.

Alcantara will also miss the German Cup final on May 17 where Bayern Munich will take on Borussia Dortmund at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

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