He is an awesome player...I'm sure Spain will do well regardless, but this sucks major monkey butt.David Villa confirms he will not play a part in spain's euro 2012 campaign
Barcelona striker david villa ruled himself out of the running for a place in spain's squad for euro 2012 on tuesday after failing to fully recover from a broken leg.
Villa, spain's all-time leading scorer, broke his left leg while competing in the club world cup with barca in december, and has not played a competitive match since then.
"I tried right to the end but i wasn't able to get to 100 per cent for the euros," villa said on his official twitter feed.
"Today i called the coach to tell him. It was the most honest thing to do. Thanks to all of you for your support."
The spanish football federation (rfef) broke the news with an earlier statement.
"After failing to achieve the desired progress in recent training sessions, villa spoke with del bosque," the rfef said