Australia’s Andrew Nabbout ruled out of World Cup with shoulder injury

Football


Jon Champion believes it’s all still to play for in Group C for Australia after their 1-1 draw against Denmark.
Australia’s World Cup dreams remain just about intact after an entertaining 1-1 draw vs. Denmark.

Australia forward Andrew Nabbout has been ruled out of the World Cup after sustaining a serious shoulder injury during the 1-1 draw with Denmark on Thursday, coach Bert van Marwijk said.

Nabbout grabbed at his shoulder after falling in a challenge and came off grimacing in the 74th minute of the Group C match in Samara.

“He has bad shoulder injury and his tournament is over,” Dutchman Van Marwijk told a news conference.

Van Marwijk called upon striker Tomi Juric rather than veteran Tim Cahill when Nabbout came off injured, though the decision was criticised.

“Arzani should have been in earlier and questions must be asked of the manager as to why [Cahill] was not used with 10-15 mins to go,” former Australia goalkeeper Mark Bosnich tweeted.

With one point from their opening two games, Australia’s chances of reaching the knockout rounds are on a knife edge, and they need victory against Peru in their final match to have any hope of advancing.



Source link

Articles You May Like

Joet Gonzalez defeats Rafael Rivera by split decision in Golden Boy on ESPN main event
ESPN MMA pound-for-pound rankings
Wimbledon 2018 – Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is coming to watch Serena Williams
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigns from Louisville board of trustees
WBC exhibition between Lennox Lewis, Vitali Klitschko not on, after all

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *