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Team News: Cesc Fabregas earns 100th Spain cap

Cesc Fabregas earns his 100th Spain cap in a much-changed starting lineup for the trip to Ukraine.

Cesc Fabregas is the only Spain survivor from their last outing as he earns his 100th cap for the national side against Ukraine this evening.

The Chelsea midfielder starts in a side that includes two debutants, with Mario Gaspar and Xabier Etxeita given their maiden bows for La Roja in Kiev.

There is also a place in the starting lineup for Paco Alcacer who, fresh on the back of scoring twice against Luxembourg last time out, joins Isco and Nolito up top in a 4-3-3 formation.

Hosts Ukraine, who can still finish second in Group C, are without suspended duo Yevhen Khacheridi and Serhiy Sydorchuk for the crucial clash at the Olympic Stadium.

Ukraine: Pyatov; Fedetskiy, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk; Stepanenko, Rotan, Garmash; Yarmolenko, Kravets, Konoplyanka

Spain: De Gea; Mario, Etxeita, Nacho, Azpilicueta; San Jose, Fabregas, Thiago; Isco, Alcacer, Nolito

Follow Sports Mole's live text coverage of events in the Euro 2016 qualifier as they unfold.

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Spain's forward Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring a goal with Spain's midfielder Isco, Spain's forward David Silva and Spain's defender Jordi Alba (R), during the EURO 2016 qualifier football match Spain vs Ukraine at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadiu
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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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