THE wife of an ‘injured’ Argentina star has dropped a huge bombshell, claiming that he is fit for the World Cup and that the FA lied because ‘many people want him out.’
‘ARGENTINE FA LIED’: STAR’S WIFE
Argentina keeper Sergio Romero had been ruled out of the World Cup following a knee injury, but according to his wife, he’ll be fit for the tournament.
Eliana Guercio says Romero’s knee injury is not serious and that the South American nation’s football association lied about his condition adding that ‘there are many people that want him out.’
Speaking on the Los Angeles De La Manana TV show, Guercio said: “There’s nothing broken. It’s a piece of loose cartilage.
“The doctors told him he was OK for the World Cup.
“The recovery [from the injury] is two to three weeks maximum.
“But with how my husband is and the effort he puts in he could be ready for the first game.
“There are many people that want him out.
“They said it was broken to justify it. I’m tired of the lies.
“I don’t know if those that speak are inept, uninformed, cowardly or have personal interest, which in all cases would be the worst reasons.”
Manchester United player Romero was thought to be first choice for Argentina in Russia having been selected alongside Willy Caballero and Franco Armani.
NIGERIA JERSEY PRE-SALE INSANITY
Nike has reportedly received over three million orders for Nigeria’s World Cup jersey despite the fact it doesn’t go on sale until later this week!
The shirt has been widely hailed and features a bright green and white colour scheme with a unique zig zag pattern –meant to pay homage to the strip the nation wore at the 1994 World Cup in USA.
It doesn’t go on sale for another six but demand is already out of control.
I ranked the World Cup home kits and put Nigeria's at No. 1, obviously. It would have been daft not to.
— Mark Jones (@Mark_Jones86) May 21, 2018
BRAZIL INJURY WORRY
Brazil’s team doctor says Douglas Costa has a minor thigh injury but will recover in time for the World Cup in Russia. Brazilian football confederation doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Wednesday that Costa picked up the injury during Juventus’ 2-1 win against Verona last weekend. Lasmar said Costa is not expected to start training on the pitch with his teammates until the end of the week at the national’s team camp in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro.
Lasmar added that it’s still unclear whether Costa will play in Brazil’s pre- World Cup friendlies against Croatia on June 3 and against Austria one week later. But he said the striker will remain a part of the World Cup squad.
‘A BIG MISTAKE’: DESCHAMPS SLAMS RABIOT
France boss Didier Deschamps has slammed Adrien Rabiot after the midfielder ruled himself out of World Cup duty.
The midfielder was reportedly fuming after he was left out of the 23-man squad to head to Russia. He was named on the stand-by list but has insisted that he would not take his place should he be called upon to cover an injury.
Rabiot’s decision has been slammed by France boss Dider Deschamps who said the 23-year-old would come to regret the decision.
“I was obviously surprised. I can understand his immense disappointment but I’m convinced he made a huge mistake.
“Hopefully it will help him grow up and think. When you play at the highest level, you can let your emotions take over. I’m surprised because he is a young player with only a few caps.”
Originally published as ‘Tired of the lies’: Wife’s astonishing World Cup conspiracy