When you play for Spain, you can expect drug tests at random times. Just ask Cesc Fabregas.
The Chelsea midfielder posted a picture on Snapchat after being surprised by a UEFA doping test at 11:30pm last night.
How frustrating. Fabregas was probably tucked up in bed, dreaming of scoring the winner at this summer’s European Championships, when UEFA’s medical man arrived.
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He posted a sarcastic response on the social media site, sharing an image of the kit sprawled across a table along with the caption: “UEFA doping surprise at 23’30… BRAVO!!!!”
Fabregas must be accustomed to drug tests. He does, after all, play for the most successful international team in the modern era.
Check out Fabregas' Snapchat
The midfielder is currently away with Spain, who have friendlies against Italy and Romania in the next few days as part of their plans for Euro 2016 in France.
Despite being the reigning champions, and winning each of their last seven games, La Roja find themselves third favourites with the bookmakers to defend their title, behind World Cup winners Germany and hosts France.
That probably has a lot to do with Spain’s miserable World Cup, in which they failed to advance from their group and were humiliated by the Netherlands.
Spain are loaded with talent
Still, Vicente del Bosque’s side is complete with stars including Fabregas, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos.
Yet, former Spain international Luis Garcia thinks two different players can lead the country to glory in France.
The former Liverpool winger has tipped Chelsea striker Diego Costa and Real Madrid playmaker Isco to be the difference.
“I think Diego Costa is the man for Spain,” Garcia told Omnisport, per FourFourTwo.
“If he finishes the way he does with Fabregas, the way he does right now at Chelsea, then he's going to be our striker with [Paco] Alcacer and maybe [Fernando] Torres, or maybe another player who is coming through right now.
“I think Isco is going to be one of our main men; with [Andres] Iniesta, with Santi Cazorla - hopefully he gets fit – [David] Silva of course, another player [Sergio] Busquets, the midfield is going to be very strong.
“And for me one of the most important players is going to be Isco for the national team because he's got something different.
“It's not about passing, or it's not about pace, it's about having something different and he's going to probably be the key player to break some of the defenders of the other national teams.”
If Spain do make it a hat-trick of European titles, Fabregas can expect plenty more visits at 11:30pm from UEFA.