World Cup 2022 injury news: Weston McKennie injured, Frenchman Paul Pogba last out, Alphonso Davies last

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off on November 20 in what will be the first winter edition in the competition’s history. The best players in the world will take center stage in Qatar as the action unfolds until the final on December 18. However, there are already players who will not participate due to injuries in recent weeks. Let’s see who will definitely miss the tournament, whose situation is murky and who could be back in time.

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Argentina

  • Forward Paulo Dybala: In doubt after suffering a hamstring injury. Due to the numerous injuries he suffered over the years, he was not a central player for coach Lionel Scaloni. For Argentina, Dybala has made just 34 appearances in over seven years and scored three goals. In the past 12 months he’s only started once and played five games, scored just one goal against Italy in the 2022 Finalissima and has generally been more of a substitute player . Dybala’s absence from the World Cup would certainly be a loss for Scaloni, but more because it reduces the depth of the team than anything else, as the coach has already shown he can play without him. AS Roma striker in recent months.
  • Defender Juan Foyth: Doubtful after suffering a knee injury.
  • Forward Angel Di Maria: Questionable to be called up after suffering a low-grade hamstring injury. However, he should be back in time as things stand.
  • Midfielder Exequiel Palacios: In doubt after suffering a hamstring injury.
  • Striker Nico González: Questionable to be called up after suffering a hamstring injury.

Australia

  • Defender Kye Rowles: Will definitely miss the tournament after suffering a metatarsal fracture.

Belgium

  • Midfielder Alexis Saelemaekers: Will definitely miss the tournament due to a knee injury.
  • Forward Romelu Lukaku: In doubt about being called up after suffering a thigh sprain days after recovering from the previous injury. Lukaku has played just five games and scored two goals and his second spell at Inter Milan has been badly affected by injuries so far but he should be fit in time for the World Cup.

Brazil

  • Midfielder Arthur Melo: Will definitely miss the tournament after undergoing surgery.

Cameroon

Canada

  • Alfonso Davies: Bayern Munich have announced they are suffering from hamstring strain and will miss the next two games against Werder Bremen and Schalke, but Davies’ World Cup appearance with Canada will not be in jeopardy .

Costa Rica

Croatia

Denmark

  • Defender Andreas Christensen: He is currently out with a sprained ankle but should be back in time.

Ecuador

  • Striker João Rojas: He will miss the tournament with a cruciate ligament injury.
  • Midfielder Gonzalo Plata: In doubt of being called for hip problems.
  • Defender Robert Arbeloda: In doubt about being recalled after breaking his ankle on June 25.

England

  • Midfielder Kalvin Phillips: The tournament will definitely be missed. The ex-Leeds man suffered a shoulder injury in the mid-season friendly at Barcelona and won’t be available until 2023.
  • Midfielder Emile Smith Rowe: Will definitely miss the tournament due to a groin injury. He is expected to return to training in December.
  • Defender Reece James: He will miss the tournament with a knee injury and is expected to be out for eight weeks.
  • Defender Kyle Walker: Will miss the tournament with a groin injury.
  • Midfielder Bukayo Saka: In doubt about being called up after injuring his ankle. Asked if the injury could rule him out of the World Cup, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said: “I hope not. It was a bad kick, he was limping but I don’t see that any further”.
  • Defender Ben Chilwell: He will likely miss the tournament after suffering a hamstring injury. Chelsea said “the results showed that Ben suffered a significant injury and the defender is unfortunately set to miss the World Cup”.

France

  • Midfielder N’Golo Kanté: He underwent surgery on his hamstring injury. The midfielder visited a specialist at Chelsea Medical Service to explore options for his rehabilitation, and it was agreed that he would undergo surgery to repair the damage. After a successful operation, Kante is now set to be out for four months, Chelsea have announced.
  • Midfielder Paul Pogba: After running for fitness, Paul Pogba’s agent announced in late October that the midfielder would not be able to heal his knee from surgery fast enough to make the squad.
  • Defender Lucas Hernandez: Questionable after suffering a muscle tear in the left adductor.
  • Goalkeeper Mike Maignan: Questionable to be called up after suffering a calf injury.
  • Defender Boubacar Kamara: He will miss the tournament after injuring his knee.
  • Defender Lucas Digne: In doubt of being called up after suffering an ankle injury.
  • Defender Raphael Varane: Questionable to be called up after suffering a hamstring injury against Chelsea as he left the pitch in tears. He will try to recover in time.

Germany

  • Forward Marco Reus: Questionable after taking a hit.
  • Midfielder Florian Wirtz: In doubt of being called up after suffering an ACL injury last March.
  • striker Timo Werner: Definitely going to miss the World Cup after suffering an ankle ligament injury.

Ghana

Iran

  • Attacking Allahyar Sayyadmanesh: In doubt of being called due to a hamstring.
  • Striker Sardar Azmoun: In doubt of being called up after suffering a calf injury.

Japan

  • Forward Ryo Miyaichi: Was ruled out due to a cruciate ligament injury.
  • Defender Yuta Nakayama: Was ruled out due to an Achilles injury.

Mexico

  • Midfielder Jesus Corona: He will definitely miss the tournament after fracturing his leg.
  • Forward Raul Jimenez: In doubt about being called after reporting chronic fatigue.

Morocco

  • Striker Tarik Tissoudali: Will definitely miss the tournament due to a cruciate ligament injury.
  • Defender Nayef Aguerd: In doubt of being called up after suffering an ankle injury.

Netherlands

  • Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum: Will definitely miss the tournament due to a broken tibia. He is expected to return to the field in the spring of 2023 barring a quick recovery or improved diagnosis. The Dutch midfielder, currently on loan from Paris Saint-Germain until the end of the season, suffered an injury in training in August.

Poland

  • Midfielder Jakub Moder: Will definitely miss the tournament due to a cruciate ligament injury.

Portugal

  • Forward Diogo Jota: Will definitely miss the tournament after suffering an injury. The striker is expected to be sidelined for a long time due to the calf injury he suffered against Manchester City which will also rule him out of Portugal’s World Cup campaign. The striker was hauled off the pitch in stoppage time in the 1-0 win at Anfield and will subsequently miss Liverpool’s final eight games before the international break in November, as well as his country’s appearance in the Premier League final. Qatar. However, Jota doesn’t need surgery, the club have confirmed.
  • Forward Pedro Neto: Will definitely miss the tournament after suffering an ankle injury.
  • Defender Ricardo Pereira: Will definitely miss the tournament due to an Achilles injury.
  • Defender Nuno Mendes: In doubt of being called up after suffering a hamstring injury.
  • Defender Pepe: In doubt of being called up after suffering a knee injury.

Qatar

  • Midfielder Abdullah Al-Ahrak: Will definitely miss the tournament due to a cruciate ligament injury.

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

  • Midfielder Bouna Sarr: Will definitely miss the tournament due to a knee injury.
  • Striker Keita Balde: Banned due to an anti-doping violation until December 5.

Serbia

Spain

  • Forward Dani Olmo: In doubt of being called up after suffering an ankle injury.
  • Midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal: Doubtful after suffering an ACL injury last March.

South Korea

Swiss

Tunisia

UNITED STATES

  • Defender Miles Robinson: Will definitely miss the tournament due to an Achilles injury.
  • Midfielder Weston McKennie: was diagnosed with hamstring strain. Sources close to McKennie told CBS Sports it was a short-term injury and called it a “minor muscle injury” with no concerns it would affect his World Cup status.

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Uruguay

  • Defender Ronald Araujo: Will definitely miss the tournament after undergoing right thigh surgery.

Wales

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