Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of World Cup with knee injury

BUENOS AIRES – The Argentina Football Association (AFA) said their World Cup preparations suffered a blow on Tuesday as goalkeeper Sergio Romero was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.

The Argentinean goalkeeper who plays his club football for Manchester United, injured his right knee during training in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

The AFA said in a statement, “Romero will be removed from the list of 23 players who will participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.”

Romero is the most capped player in the national side, with 83 appearances and represented the country at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

The AFA said the injury was suffered after a blockage in his right knee and the injury is being elevated. The statement added, that a replacement will be announced “in the coming days.”

Argentina were beaten finalist in the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014. They are in Group D, that consists of Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria and will face Iceland first on June 16.

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