The World Cup in Qatar is now really imminent, but in many countries, injury concerns are also increasing. Any pain can now be fatal and even a number of players. Some of the World biggest stars might miss the biggest sporting event in the World.
This must be the World Cup of Lionel Messi, but he needs his teammates very badly. However, it does not look very rosy for Argentina in terms of injury: Paulo Dybala, Ángel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso are currently struggling with injuries. For the four players, all of whom have their value for the national team, the World Cup will be a very tight race against time.
The English have normally plenty of options in defense, but that is no longer the case. Kyle Walker, Reece James, and Ben Chilwell are all injured at the moment. The Manchester City defender had to be operated on his groin, Chelsea’s back suffers from a torn knee band, and Chelsea’s left leg was injured against Dinamo Zagreb.
Walker is currently working hard on his recovery, but he is still a doubt. Normally, James wouldn’t make it to the World Cup anymore, but he hasn’t given up the fight yet. It looks bad for Chilwell as he has a hamstring injury.
It’s already certain that Georginio Wijnaldum and Bruno Martins Indi cannot come to Qatar. The famous midfielder broke his shin in August, making him still rehabilitating. Martin’s Indi hit Ajax with an upper leg injury, causing a line to cross his World Cup.
The panic is great among the South Koreans: absolute star Heung-Min Son must be operated on his eye after the Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique Marseille. It is not yet known how long the attacker has to rehabilitate, forcing his countrymen to wait in suspense.
For the Germans, it looked good in the injury area for a long time, but nothing could be further from the truth. Timo Werner suddenly had an ankle injury occurred, so he has to let the World Cup go anyway. In addition, there are also concerns about Thomas Müller and Marco Reus.
The Belgian Red Devils are unsure about star player Romelu Lukaku. ‘Big Rom’ suffers from thigh problems and now seems to be fully focused on the World Cup. In addition, it is clear that AC Milan creative Alexis Saelemakers does not go to Qatar at all. He has a knee injury.
Liverpool star Diogo Jota Cristiano is not going to help Ronaldo with his first world title this winter. In October, the attacker got injured in the clash against Manchester City, leaving his World Cup dreams battered before they even started.
The World Cup is uncertain for five players of the Southern Europeans: Eric García, Sergi Roberto, Marcos Llorente, Álvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno are all now in the rag basket. The situation seems to look best for García and Morata. Their injuries are said to be relatively not too bad.
Ronald Araújo seems to have to miss the World Cup due to an injury he sustained in an exhibition game against Iran. However, the defender of FC Barcelona is working hard on his recovery and seems to have not yet given up hope for the final tournament.