Nicolás González out of World Cup 2022 for Argentina, Ángel Correa called up

Nicolás González is out of the 2022 World Cup for Argentina and Ángel Correa has been called up.

González has been ruled out of the World Cup. The Argentina account on Twitter has stated that following Thursday’s training session, González has suffered a muscle injury.

Ángel Correa is instead called up as a replacement. Correa was part of the preliminary list of players but was cut from the original list of 26 for the World Cup.

Scaloni said on Wednesday that late changes to the squad could be required ahead of their opening game against Saudi Arabia, with FIFA rules allowing changes before a team plays their first match at the tournament.

Fiorentina’s Gonzalez suffered a muscle injury in Thursday’s training session, Argentina announced, with Correa joining the squad ahead of Tuesday’s first game for them in Group C.

Correa has not been a regular starter for Diego Simeone’s Atletico side this season, with 10 of his 14 appearances across all competitions coming off the bench.

Argentina’s campaign at the World Cup also sees them face Poland and Mexico, with the defeated 2014 finalists widely regarded to be among the favourites for this year’s tournament.

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