Luis Enrique to rest Sergio Busquets against Japan in Spain's final World Cup group game

Spain's midfield general Sergio Busquets is expected to miss the World Cup Group E clash with Japan due to yellow card and fitness considerations.

Head coach Luis Enrique's charges will need at least a draw against Japan in their final group game to ensure they book a spot in the World Cup's last 16.

La Roja will need to pull it off without the services of veteran midfielder Busquets.

The Barcelona legend will be sidelined because a yellow card against Japan would see him miss out on the last 16 fixture.

Enrique is also keen to rest the 34-year-old to keep his legs fresh for the knockout stage of the World Cup.

Atletico Madrid captain Koke is expected to replace Busquets in the starting lineup, while Rodri should keep his place in defence.

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