Joaquín Correa is pure regret because he was at the gates of his first World Cup.  Photo: EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

The AFA released the official part with the reasons why both footballers were disaffected after the first training session of the Argentine National Team in Doha.

The medical staff of the Argentine soccer team released this Thursday the diagnosis that removed two players from the Qatar World Cup. The injury of Nicholas Gonzalez it was muscular: he has compromised the left biceps femoris. the one of Joaquin Correa, Achilles tendonitis on the left leg. The footballers will be replaced by Angel Correa Y Thiago Almadarespectively.

The statement of the Fiorentina at the end of October turned off the alarms about the Nicholas Gonzalezwho was included in the list of 26 footballers who traveled to Qatar despite the fact that he did not add minutes in recent dates with his team. lionel scaloniwho on Wednesday night had anticipated that there could be changes to the roster, confirmed his statements and dismissed the player after the first training session at the Doha University sports venue where the National Team is concentrated.

González had been replaced seven minutes into the game that Fiorentina ended up losing 3-4 to Inter, on date 11 of Serie A. The following day, the club issued an encouraging statement: “Nico González, underwent tests diagnoses that excluded muscle-tendon injuries after the tests carried out and will be re-evaluated in the coming days”. However, he was not present at any of the following meetings.

The report didn’t talk about the dreaded “fibrillar rupture,” the fancy way of referring to a tear. For this reason, González’s last name was on the list of 26, who completed his first training session in Doha on Thursday. The work began in the gym with a warm-up on a stationary bicycle and continued on the juice field with exercises coordinated by physical trainer Luis Martin. Lastly, the coaching staff coordinated the coordination and speed exercises to end with tactical work.

The practice was behind closed doors but the official account of the team published a series of photos with Julián Álvarez, Gonzalo Montiel and Nicolás González on one of the courts. However, later, the AFA statement terminated González’s stay in Qatar. The medical staff confirmed the injury to the left biceps femoris.

González, with a past in Argentinos Juniors, had responded positively in recent days after suffering his muscle injury on October 23 with Fiorentina, from Italy, although in practice this Thursday he suffered a relapse and was released.

The case of Joaquín Correa




Joaquín Correa is pure regret because he was at the gates of his first World Cup. Photo: EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

Joaquín Correa participated on Wednesday in the match against the United Arab Emirates and scored the fifth goal for Argentina, who conceded no goals. Precisely in the final stretch of that match, he received some complaints from Scaloni for not changing his rhythm of action, a situation that the player later admitted was treated because he had “pain from tendinitis.”

This annoyance – that of the player and that of the coach – motivated Scaloni’s statements after the game, when he announced that he could make use of the “regulatory possibility of making changes in the list from 26 to 24 hours before the World Cup debut”.

The activity of the Argentine National Team will continue on Friday with a new training session ahead of the great debut on Tuesday against Saudi Arabia at the Lusail stadium, the largest in Qatar and venue for the final on December 18. The press will be able to enter the first 15 minutes of practice.

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