Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso breaks foot
MADRID - The Associated Press
Defender Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid catches a pen from an autograph seeker to sign a soccer ball in the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball dugout before the Guinness International Champions Cup soccer match against Everton at Dodger Stadium on August 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California Kevork Djansezian/ AFP photoReal Madrid says Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has broken a bone in his right foot.
The Spanish club did not indicate how long it expects Alonso to be sidelined.
Alonso underwent surgery in the offseason on his back and missed Madrid's preseason and its Spanish league opener last Sunday.
Alonso's physical problems also ruled him out of the Confederations Cup.
Spain faces a World Cup qualifier with Finland on Sept. 6 as it seeks to defend its world title in Brazil.