Illness rules out San Jose
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Athletic Bilbao defender Mikel San Jose looks set to miss the Men's Olympic Football Tournament after being diagnosed with chicken pox.

San Jose had been named by Spanish coach Luis Milla in his preliminary 22-man squad for the tournament last week but the former Liverpool man will leave the squad's training camp after contracting the illness, the Spanish football federation have announced.

Milla, who has already lost Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara to injury, can now call up a replacement for San Jose but must cut his squad to 18 before their opener against Japan at Hampden Park on 26 July.