FC Barcelona defender Óscar Mingueza was forced to withdraw with an injury after 19 minutes of Spain's opening match of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics against Egypt, having picked up a muscular problem in the back of his leg. He was replaced by Real Madrid defender Jesús Vallejo.
The Catalan defender asked to be taken off after noting a problem in the biceps femoris muscle of his left leg. This injury represented the first set back for Spain coach Luis de la Fuente, who had counted on Mingueza as a key part of his defence. The extent of his injury remains unknown, and will become clear in the coming days.