Argentina Rule Out Serie A Duo for Upcoming World Cup

Nicolas Gonzalez and Joaquin Correa have been removed from the Argentina squad for the World Cup due to new injuries. The Fiorentina star missed plenty of time in the first portion of the season, also not to rush the rehab. However, he got hurt again right before going to Qatar.

The Federation announced that the Viola winger suffered a biceps femoris in his right thigh, which generally takes three-to-four weeks to heal. Instead, the Inter forward is dealing with Achilles tendonitis in his left leg.

Argentina called up Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa and Atlanta United attacker Thiago Almada to replace Gonzalez and Correa. Coach Lionel Scaloni had anticipated some changes following a recent friendly since some players weren’t 100 percent.

Paulo Dybala, who recently returned after missing a month with a thigh problem, didn’t play, but he survived the first cut. The medical staff continues to monitor his condition closely. La Seleccion can also lean on Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez, and Angel Di Maria up front.

Gonzalez has featured just ten times so far as lingering heel soreness sidelined him for multiple weeks. He then picked up a thigh problem right after returning. The length of his absences has led to some criticism in Florence, as the fans suspected he was saving himself for the World Cup. Instead, Correa has mostly been a backup option for Inter in the first half of the campaign. He has starred in 18 matches, making 6 starts, where he has scored and assisted 3 times.

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