Argentina call up Correa to replace injured Gonzalez

Argentina have called up Angel Correa as a replacement for injured striker Nicolas Gonzalez, who will miss the World Cup with a muscular injury.

Fiorentina forward Gonzalez sustained the injury in Thursday’s training session and has been dropped from the squad, the Argentina FA announced.

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Correa, 27, has scored four goals in 21 appearances for Atletico Madrid this season. He was a member of Argentina’s 2021 Copa America winning side.

The Albiceleste begin their World Cup campaign against Saudi Arabia on Nov. 22.

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni already stated after Wednesday’s 5-0 win over the United Arab Emirates that he could make changes to his World Cup squad.

Teams have until 24 hours before their first game in the tournament to make alterations to their roster if injuries occur.

“We have some little problems, we have days to decide the list,” Scaloni said.

“We can make changes. There is the possibility. It’s obvious that there are players that are not well, they are not available to play or there is a risk. Hence, I cannot guarantee that those players are well. We have to be cautious.”