Argentina announce Man Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero will miss World Cup through injury

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The Red Devils shot-stopper doesn't get a great deal of playing time at Old Trafford, but would have been the Albiceleste's number one in Russia

Argentina have announced goalkeeper Sergio Romero will not be able to play in the World Cup due to a knee injury.

Romero was expected to be Argentina's number one goalkeeper for the World Cup, but will be unable to take the gloves in Russia following his latest injury setback.

The goalkeeper was expected to start in goal for Manchester United in the FA Cup, but manager Jose Mourinho selected David de Gea due to Romero's lack of fitness.

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And the 31-year-old, who started the World Cup final as Germany edged a 1-0 win over Argentina in 2014, will now miss the chance to represent his country in Russia.

Argentina's final 23-man squad was named on Tuesday, with Inter captain Mauro Icardi cut from the initial selection confirmed by coach Jorge Sampaoli.

As well as Romero, the other two goalkeepers on the initial squad were Willy Caballero of Chelsea and River Plate's Franco Armani.

Argentina, who confirmed Romero requires surgery on his right knee, have now confirmed that Nahuel Guzman, of Liga MX side Tigres, will replace Romero in the team. .

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