A few days before the start of the World Cup, several figures have been confirmed absent and others are waiting to be part of the World Cup
Carlos Horta Martinez
The physical exhaustion towards the world Cup It has claimed its first victims and some still have the hope of reaching it.
Like every four years, injuries and casualties inevitably arise days before the World Cup; Qatar 2022 is not the exception, and there are already several teams that have said goodbye to the World Cup
N’GOLO KANTE (FRANCE): The Chelsea midfielder had been battling a hamstring injury since mid-August. The 31-year-old player, who was world champion with France in 2018, underwent surgery on his thigh and will have to spend a long time off the court.
TIMO WENER (GERMANY): The syndesmosis ligament in his left ankle has been torn and, therefore, he will be out for the rest of 2022. A blow for the 26-year-old who has scored 24 goals in 55 games for Germany, and who was part of the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020.
DIOGO JOTA (PORTUGAL): Diogo Jota suffered a thigh injury last weekend and it was confirmed that he will have a few months to recover, which will prevent him from playing in what would have been his first World Cup.
REECE JAMES (ENGLAND): It is a fact that the Chelsea player will not have a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad after suffering a knee injury that requires at least two months to recover.
DOUBTS FOR THE WORLD CUP
TEACITO CROWN (TRI): yesHe suffered a ruptured fibula and ankle ligaments in a Sevilla training session last August and although the severity of the injury seems almost definitive due to a loss from El Tri, the player and the tricolor medical staff are not losing hope.
RAUL JIMENEZ (TRI): The Wolves striker has a pubalgia that has tested the patience of the coaching staff, since it will be known until the last moment if Gerardo Martino will be able to count on his scorer.
PAUL POGBA (FRANCE): The Juventus midfielder underwent surgery on the menisci of his right knee at the beginning of September and has since started with a recovery thinking of reaching November 20.
PAULO DYBALA (ARGENTINA): Other physical inconvenience the jewel and that leaves in we will see his call to dispute the World Cup with the Scaloneta. The Argentine striker suffered an injury to the femoral quadriceps of his left leg.
GIOVANI LO CELSO (ARGENTINA): The Argentine midfielder felt a muscle discomfort in a Villarreal game, which forced him to leave when they had barely played 24 ‘. It is a “grade 1 tear in the right hamstring” could lead to a worse scenario, so they hope to carry out new studies on the 26-year-old player, which will dictate whether Lo Celso will reach the World Cup or stay out.
ROMELU LUKAKU (BELGIUM): The Inter striker suffered a “sprained hamstring in his left thigh” less than a week after his return following physical problems. The 29-year-old player should be “reassessed in the coming days”, according to his club and for the moment his presence in Qatar is unknown…
RICHARLISON (BRAZIL): The Tottenham striker has Tite on edge for the World Cup due to that muscle injury in his left calf that he suffered last weekend in the English cast, and that even forced him to retire on crutches and with tears in his eyes.
GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (NETHERLANDS)
At the end of August, the Roma midfielder suffered a fracture in his right tibia, which will keep him inactive for three to four months. That is, doing calculations he could arrive, but just enough, not to mention that if he is in Qatar he will do so after a prolonged inactivity.
MARCO REUS (GERMANY): In mid-September, the Borussia Dortmund captain suffered an injury that -at first glance- seemed more serious than it was: during the duel vs. Schalke, the midfielder stepped very badly with his right ankle and had to be removed on a stretcher.
RONALD ARAÚJO (URUGUAY): The Barcelona player underwent surgery last September for the avulsion he suffered in the last national team break.