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Argentine goalkeeper Romero misses world cup due to knee injury

fc261142d180636471065a10cc004634 - Argentine goalkeeper Romero misses world cup due to knee injury

Sergio Romero misses the world cup with a new knee injury, which he has run with the national team of Argentina. The 31-year-old goalkeeper has the training camp of his country Tuesday to leave.

Coach Jorge Sampaoli has Nahuel Guzan of mexico’s Tigres as a replacement for Romero recalled. Guzan has six international matches on his cv.

Willy Caballero of Chelsea and Franco Armani of River Plate are the other keepers in the selection of the two-time world champion.

Romero has, as the second goalkeeper of Manchester United this season, little played. In march he suffered a knee injury during the international match against Spain (6-1 defeat).

After being restored, was Romero in may on the bank with some of the duels of the English club, but he did not speelminuten. Also during the 1-0 lost FA Cup final against Chelsea was the Spaniard not in action, while he is normally in the bekertoernooien get preference over first keeper David De Gea.

Then reported Romero in the training camp of the Argentines, near Buenos Aires. There, he ran Tuesday a new knee injury.

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Vlaar and Sneijder

The former goalkeeper of AZ has been played 94 international matches and is the goalkeeper with the most caps ever for the Argentine national team. Four years ago, keepte Romero in the world cup final in Rio de Janeiro, where Argentina 1-0 Germany lost.

In the semi-finals he stopped in the penalty shoot-out bet from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder, leaving Argentina at the expense of Orange reached the finals.

Romero won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with Argentina, and was also active at the 2010 world cup and the Copa America in 2011, 2015 and 2016.

The team of star player Lionel Messi to play in the group stage at the world cup against, successively, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.


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