11/30/2022
Two Argentina strikers are ruled out of the World Cup with injuries. One replacement has been announced while the other one will be named soon.

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced on Thursday that both strikers won’t be taking part in the upcoming football tournament.

Nicolas Gonzalez suffered a muscle injury and thus the Fiorentina striker won’t take any part. Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa, who was left out of the final squad has been recruited as his replacement.

“After today’s training session, Nicolas Gonzalez suffered a muscle injury and will not be included in the World Cup squad. In his place, the national team staff has called up Angel Correa,” the AFA said in a statement.

Angel Correa has had an underwhelming season so far for Atletico Madrid, scoring just 3 goals in La Liga in 14 games and without netting one in the last 9 appearances for the club before the season break for World Cup. He has played 22 times for Argentina and has 3 goals to his name.

Angel Correa is included as a replacement of Nico Gonzalez

Another striker Joaquin Correa is also going to miss the tournament following injury and the AFA announced that his replacement will be announced soon. Correa has scored 4 goals in 18 matches for Los Albicelestes.

Argentina are also dwelling with a few more minor injuries in the squad. Defender Cristian Romero is not fully fit, while forwards Alejandro Gomez and Paulo Dybala are also battling niggles and were left out of their final friendly before the World Cup against UAE.

Argentina are currently unbeaten in 36 games and will be kicking off their WC campaign against Saudi Arabia on Nov 22.