World Cup Injuries
Welcome to our 2018 World Cup Injuries page where we will update you with all the injuries to players who could miss the World Cup.
With the tournament less than 50 days away, coaches are finalising their squads and players are gearing up for the tournament, however injuries can strike at any time, and below is a list of players who have ailments that could see them out of the World Cup or struggle to be fit for it.
Argentina – Fernando Gago (knee), Sergio Romero (knee), Manuel Lanzini (knee)
Brazil – Alex Sandro (hamstring), Dani Alves (knee), Neymar (foot), Danilo (ankle)
Colombia – James Rodriguez (calf)
Croatia – Nikola Kalinic
Denmark – Niklas Bendtner (groin), William Kvist (ribs)
Egypt – Tarek Hamed
England – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Adam Lallana (hamstring),
Germany – Lars Stindl (ankle)
Russia – Aleksandr Kokorin (knee), Georgi Dzhikiya (knee), Viktor Vasin (knee), Alan Dzagoev (hamstring)
Senegal – Saliou Cisse
South Korea – Park Joo-ho (hamstring)
Spain – Dani Carvajal (hamstring)
Tunisia – Youssef Msakni (knee), Moez Hassen (arm/hand)
Uruguay – Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez (knock)
Many of these players have been cleared to play, however in some instances it is clear they are still struggling to play at their best. Harry Kane is a good example here.
Others on this list are in a race against time to be fit for the tournament, key players like Msakni, Neymar, and Neuer. We can expect this list to continue to grow too as there are still plenty of games to be played across a variety of leagues.
If there are any players we have missed please do not hesitate to let us know. Simply follow World Soccer on Facebook and Twitter and leave a comment and we will look to update this page regularly.
Who are the favourites to achieve World Cup glory in Russia? Who is going to win the Golden Boot? What are the greatest World Cup matches ever played? We answer these questions on our World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. View that page here – World Cup Homepage