has withdrawn from the Uruguay national team due to injury.

The Uruguay Football Association said on its official website on the 18th (Korean time), “Núñez will not participate in the March A match of the International Football Federation (FIFA) due to injury. Honatan Rodriguez (Club America) has been called up in his place.” announced.

His team Liverpool also said, “As confirmed by the Uruguay Football Association, Núñez will not be able to play in the A match due to an injury. Instead, he will receive treatment at the AXA Training Center.”

Uruguay, the ‘powerhouse of South America’, will play a friendly match against Korea at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th. Uruguay will play against Japan first in Tokyo on the 24th, and then move to Seoul to face South Korea.

This is a rematch after about 4 months. South Korea and Uruguay drew 0-0 in the first leg of Group H of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar World Cup held in November last year, and could not decide the outcome. However, Korea beat Uruguay and dramatically advanced to the round of 16, smiling at the end.

Uruguay is determined to wipe away bitter memories with ‘young blood’. Young players such as Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Ronald Araujo 토토사이트(Barcelona), and Facunto Pellistri (Manchester United), who roared and roared with an uppercut ceremony at Lee Kang-in, are scheduled to board a plane to Korea.

However, as key striker Nunez was out with an injury, there was a hole in the attacking line. The news is all the more painful as veteran strikers Edinson Cavani (Valencia) and Luis Suarez (Gremiu) were both excluded from the list. Cavani was suspended after a tough protest against the referee after the match against Ghana in the group stage of the last World Cup.

It’s a big bad news for Liverpool too. Nunez scored 8 goals and 3 assists in the league alone this season, and is active as the second highest scorer in the team after Mohamed Salah (11 goals). If he leaves, who has played various roles in the front, it is expected that Liverpool’s fight for 4th place will be overcast.

Meanwhile, Uruguay, unlike Korea, still has a vacant command tower. South Korea recently appointed a new coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, but Uruguay has yet to find a replacement for Diego Alonso.

According to the Uruguay Football Association, Marcelo Brolly, the Uruguayan under-20 national team coach, will serve as interim coach for this match.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back To Top