Argentina striker Nicolas Gonzalez out of FIFA World Cup | Football news


Argentina striker Nicolas Gonzalez©UKTN

Argentina striker Nicolas Gonzalez suffered an injury during training on Thursday and has been eliminated from the World Cup, his country’s football federation (AFA) said. The 24-year-old striker of Fiorentina has been replaced by Angel Correa of ​​Atletico Madrid. “During today’s training, Nicolas Gonzalez tore a muscle and has been taken off the list for the World Cup,” the AFA said in a statement. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said on Wednesday after his team beat the UAE 5-0 in their final warm-up match that “some players are not 100 per cent, we have some minor issues”.

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Gonzalez, 24, was one of the players to sit out the game in Abu Dhabi as Argentina extended their unbeaten run to 36 games.

Argentina will face Saudi Arabia in their first match in Group C on Tuesday, followed by Mexico and Poland.

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