Argentina: Joaquin Correa has also retired
An hour after Nicolas Gonzalez’s package, the federation announced that Joaquin Correa was also leaving the group due to an injury, the nature of which was not specified. The Inter Milan striker’s replacement is Thiago Almada, a spell announced at OM, who plays in Atlanta in MLS. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has a celebrated selection against Honduras on September 24.
Argentina: Nicolas Gonzalez loses, Angel Correa calls
Lionel Scaloni had warned several uncertainties weighed on Argentina’s selection. One of the uncertain players fell into the forfait box this Thursday. Fiorentina striker Nicolas Gonzalez (24 years, 21 caps, 3 goals) will miss the World Cup due to a muscle injury.
The former Stuttgarter is replaced by Angel Correa. The Atlético de Madrid forward or winger (27 years old) has 22 selections for 3 goals.
Senegal: Big hit confirmed, Sadio Mané eliminated for the World Cup
Feared since his injury at Bayern Munich, it’s now official. Sadio Mané is out for the entire World Cup. The Senegalese team’s doctor confirmed this and hinted that the player would even have surgery soon.
“Since Sadio Mané’s injury on November 8, we had contacted FC Bayern Munich to get initial information,” says the doctor from Senegal. And the next day the club had sent us the pictures of his first MRI, which he had an injury to his right knee. And for this they invited us to examine the game and re-examine the pictures in the club. It was decided to repeat an MRI today to check the development to see if it is possible or not if Sadio Mané can keep his place for the World Cup. And unfortunately today’s MRI shows us that the development is not as favorable as we had imagined and we decide to declare Sadio’s package for this World Cup and also a surgical intervention should be planned very soon.
The Spanish FA’s incredible mistake with De Gea
David De Gea was blown away when he received a text message from Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales. The latter congratulated him after his international retirement. Aside from the fact that David De Gea never took this one and just wasn’t kept by the coach, Luis Enrique, who favored Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez and David Raya. The player was therefore shocked by this news, according to information from the Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez on the show The chiringuito.
“I’m sorry? There’s nothing to give up, who told you that I’d give up something? The coach told me that he wouldn’t count on me, but I never gave up on the national team,” he would have answered Rubiales.
Ziyech’s excellent lob against Morocco
Morocco are currently leading 2-0 in the friendly against Georgia. After Youssef En-Nesyri’s opener, Hakim Ziyech broke with a shot from his half of the pitch!
Morocco is in Group F of the World Cup. The Atlas Lions first meet Croatia (November 23, 11 a.m.), then Belgium (November 27, 2 p.m.) and Canada (December 1, 4 p.m.).
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Package for the start of the World Cup, Mané is treated in Germany
Senegal star Sadio Mané is receiving treatment in Munich, a Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) source has told AFP when the striker was absent from the press-open training session in Lusail, Qatar on Thursday afternoon.
Hit in the right fibula with his club Bayern Munich, the N.10 of the “Lions” is not available for Senegal’s first World Cup games. While waiting to join the group, he is nursing his injury in Germany.
On the most optimistic hypothesis, Mané could perhaps play again against Ecuador for the third group game on November 29th. Senegal starts their World Cup against the Netherlands on Monday. The team trains on a field of Lusail, which is adjacent to the Great Hall and the Great Technical Center of Qatar Handball.
England? France? Brazil? Who costs the most at the World Cup?
Sports observatory CIES this week published its ranking of the most expensive players among those selected for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Frenchman Kylian Mbappé is well positioned there. It is England that dominates the ranking of the most expensive teams to take part in the World Cup, with a total estimated by the CIES at €1.499 billion.
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President Macron’s prognosis on the course of the blues
When asked about the French team during an official trip to Thailand, Emmanuel Macron was very confident about their chances of winning the World Cup in Qatar.
“I said, and not just out of patriotism, that I believe in our blues that the President of the Republic started. I think it’s playable. I think we have a good team, there’s a good renewal, eh Didier Deschamps did.”
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Scorching heat and final works
Three days before the start of the World Cup, the Doha Corniche is still completely empty. This cornice is still being worked on as workers finalize the final details. A bit more atmosphere in the souq with a few Mexicans responding to requests from the media to put some atmosphere in front of the camera. But very few foreign tourists at the moment.
The heat is stifling once again. Walking on the ledge becomes very difficult even in the morning. This afternoon, first moment in front of the press for the players of the French team – Giroud and Tchouaméni – before a first training session. At the end of the day, the heat should be less present.
Mexican fans already hot!
They are expected in large numbers (about 80,000) in Doha. Mexico’s first game on Tuesday against Poland.
Messi declares his love for Paris
In an interview with Conmebol, Lionel Messi declared his love for Paris almost a year and a half after signing with PSG.
“I like Paris a lot, I’m discovering the city and it’s great,” said the Argentinian star. In the first year there was a big change. It wasn’t my goal to leave Barça and everything went well. passed abruptly. But after After a long time and difficult times, I like living here. My family and I enjoy Paris. Today I enjoy everything, including football.”
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England: Walker resigned in the first game
Kyle Walker, who has been off the field since early October, will most likely lose the November 21 game against Iran. Despite his presence in training for the team he led Gareth Southgate in Doha, the 32-year-old is not yet at 100 percent after his groin injury.
“It depends on the manager,” the 70-cap defender recalled for ITV News. I think it’s a bit short for the first game. But after that I’m fine and ready to play.
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Argentina: Messi and his teammates have arrived in Qatar
The Argentina selection, led by superstar Lionel Messi, one of the favorites for the 2022 World Cup, landed in Qatar from Abu Dhabi this Thursday at 2:30am. The Albiceleste, who beat the United Arab Emirates 5-0 in a friendly a few hours earlier, take on Saudi Arabia in Group C, which also includes Mexico and Poland, on Tuesday.
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Spain: Gaya injured in training
José Gaya was hit in the ankle in Spanish training and could sprain himself. Valencia’s left-back will miss Thursday’s friendly against Jordan.
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The left side of Valencia had to leave training on Wednesday. The Spanish FA has reported a suspected sprained right ankle. Gaya has already been eliminated from Spain’s friendly against Jordan on Thursday. The 27-year-old Valencia-trained player competes with Jordi Alba on the left flank of Spain’s defence.
Argentina: Several uncertain players including Dybala
After Argentina’s friendly victory over the United Arab Emirates (5-0), Lionel Scaloni was not very reassuring. Some of his players are still uncertain for the World Cup in Qatar.
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“I’m not saying they will be taken off the list, but it’s clear that there are players who aren’t doing well because they’re unfit to play or there’s some risk involved, so I can’t guarantee that.” players are fine. We have to be careful. There are players who have stayed on the bench as a precaution,” he said in a comment reported by La Nacion newspaper. The Argentine media agree on the names of three uncertain players: defender Cristian Romero (Tottenham), forward Nico González (Fiorentina ) and playmaker Paulo Dybala (AS Roma).There should also be doubts about the form of full-back Nicolas Tagliafico (OL) and midfielder Papu Gómez (Sevilla), who were also without a game on Wednesday.
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