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Barcelona star forced to miss 100th game because of bizarre computer bug

Josh Lawless

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Barcelona star forced to miss 100th game because of bizarre computer bug

Barcelona star Irene Paredes was unable to make an iconic 100th appearance for Spain due to a bizarre computer glitch.

Paredes was looking to become just the third player to reach the iconic milestone for La Roja's women's team, following in the footsteps of Alexia Putellas and Jenni Hermoso.

World champions Spain took on Switzerland in the Women's Nations League on Tuesday, thrashing their opponents 7-1 in Zurich.

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However, defender Paredes was not involved as he could not be added to the squad.

As per ESPN, Spanish football federation chiefs could not update the squad in UEFA's official application.

New manager Montse Tome, who progressed from an assistant role under Jorge Vilda, commented: "There was some kind of computer problem, I was told about it at the hotel.

"I had to adapt to the situation and I went with the starting 11 that you saw."

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Image: Getty
Image: Getty

The former Paris Saint-Germain and Athletic Bilbao star was not included in the previous squad against Italy because of an injury and the error meant it could not be changed.

Amaiur Sarriegi was not initially included in the squad yet she ended up being on the list despite not being fit and available to play.

Paredes, one of Spain's captains, will no doubt have been frustrated by the gaffe and hoping history doesn't repeat itself against Italy in December.

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Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Spain did the business regardless and are five points clear at the top of their Nations League group after four wins out of four.

Paredes and 14 other players stepped down from national team duty in 2022 but returned to the fold following a dispute RFEF and then-manager Vilda, but returned to help Spain beat England to become world champions in Australia.

The win was overshadowed by the behaviour of former Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales, who has since been banned by FIFA.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Womens World Cup, Womens Football, Spain, Barcelona

Josh Lawless
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