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Argentina Goalkeeper Romero Ruled Out of World Cup

Argentina Goalkeeper Romero Ruled Out of World CupArgentina Goalkeeper Romero Ruled Out of World Cup

Argentina and Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury.

The 31-year-old, who has won 94 caps for his country, was an ever-present during his nation’s World Cup qualifying campaign as it finished third behind Brazil and Uruguay, Sky Sports reported.

He was named in Argentina’s 23-man squad on Monday along with fellow goalkeepers Willy Caballero and Franco Armani but was ruled out on Tuesday evening.

The Argentine Football Association tweeted: “Sergio Romero suffered today a joint blockage in his right knee that will leave him out of the squad.”

Romero made 10 appearances for Manchester United this season, with nine of those coming in cup competitions as he served as back-up to David de Gea.

Argentina has been drawn in Group D at this summer’s Russia World Cup along with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria. Its opening game is against Iceland in Moscow on June 16.

 

 

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