"I would love to [be part of the European Championship] but it looks very difficult. I have to wait and see what the doctors find, but I think that it's impossible. There will be players in better condition than me to play. Those who are best are the ones who have to go. It would be unfair on the other players. In Spain there are good center backs and we don't have to worry about anything."
-- Barcelona defender Carles Puyol, who will undergo knee surgery on May 12 and is likely to miss this summer's European Championship. Puyol, 34, has played 99 times for Spain and helped it win the 2008 European Championship and 2010 World Cup. (PA)