Sergion Aguero Injured
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss the remaining World Cup after suffering from a muscle tear in the 3-2 victory over Nigeria.
Though Aguero’s injury could not be confirmed immediately, his miss would be a major blow to the South American’s campaign to capture a third World Cup, this time, on the soil of their great rivals Brazil.
Argentina Newspaper Clarin stated on its website,”This morning the worst news was comfirmed. He has a tear and won’t be able to play any more in the World Cup.” Aguero was taken off during the first half of the match against Nigeria which gave them top spot in Group F.
Argentina next play in Sao Paulo on 1st July, a last 16 knock-out game against Switzerland. Fellow strikers Ezequiel Lavezzi or Rodrigo Palacio could take Aguero’s place. Will they be able to step up and lead Argentina to the quarter-finals?
In other news,
SUAREZ HAS BEEN BANNED FROM ALL FOOTBALL FOR 4 MOINTHS
This came after FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Suarez after he appeared to have bitten Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini. FIFA has announced that Luis Suarez will serve a 9-game ban for biting Chiellini. On top of this, Suarez has been banned for 4 months from any football-related activity, which means that he is unable to represent Liverpool until the end of October.
His 9-game international ban begins immediately, preventing him from playing against Colombia in Argentina’s last 16 tie and 8 more competitive games. Suarez will also miss Liverpool’s first 9 league games of the season. He also misses the Champion League group stages, which will already be 3 games old when he returns on 1st November.
Suarez has also been hit with a fine of £65,700.
What are your thoughts on the punishment? Do feel free to leave your comments about it. Read up more on the game between Italy and Uraguay here!