Register Login Scores

World Cup 2018

2018 World Cup Injured XI

With the likes of Mohamed Salah, Jerome Boateng and Radamel Falcao all being included in their country's 2018 FIFA World Cup squads despite carrying injuries, here is a starting XI of players who will be missing the tournament through injury.

Click through the gallery above to see a 2018 FIFA World Cup Injured XI.

Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero sadly picked up a knee injury during his country's training camp a few weeks back. According to The Independent, the Argentine will be out for five to six weeks, meaning he would miss the entire World Cup.

Brazil veteran Dani Alves will miss this year's showpiece after he picked up an anterior cruciate ligament injury. As per the Daily Star, the right-back was injured in the final of the Coupe de France, and sadly will not be ready in time for the global competition. Alves is joined by France's Laurent Koscielny, Serbia's Matija Nastastic and English starlet Joe Gomez in this backline.

Some high-profile midfielders will miss out on Russia 2018, and the biggest, according to The Express, is France international Dimitri Payet. The attacking midfielder sadly picked up a hamstring injury in the UEFA Europa League final. The players joining the former West Ham United star in this midfield are Danilo Pereira of Portugal and England's Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain.

The Best No. 9s In World Cup History

The front line consists of Denmark bad boy Nicklas Bendtner, Germany international Lars Stindl and Russian superstar Aleksandr Kokorin.

What do you make of this World Cup Injured XI? Have your say in the comments section below. 

'Messi Is Football's Big Lie!'

Reports: Arsenal In Shock Link With Manchester United Star

Chiefs Narrow Coach Search To Three

1 comments

Top 5

Insiders Give Positive Motshwari Update

42 Oct 12, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Hunt, Middendorp Await Chiefs In Next 5 Clashes

32 Oct 12, 2021 04:49 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Official: Topflight Coach Asks To Leave…

16 Oct 12, 2021 08:22 AM in PSL

13 New Players Appear On Newcastle's Shortlist

3 Oct 14, 2021 12:28 PM in English Premier League

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

9 Oct 15, 2021 01:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

10 Leading Free-Kick Scorers In History, Messi Closes In

Oct 14, 2021 07:26 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Zidane Makes Newcastle Decision?

1 Oct 15, 2021 04:43 PM in English Premier League

New Bafana Concept Kit Made By Local Sportswear Brand

7 Oct 14, 2021 03:27 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Downs V City! All The Stadiums For Past 5 MTN8 Finals...

43 Oct 12, 2021 03:31 PM in MTN8 2021

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

4 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Malesela & Other Earmarked For Vacant Coaching Role?

6 Oct 12, 2021 10:10 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News