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.
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.
As well as Romero, the other two goalkeepers on the initial squad were Willy Caballero of Chelsea and River Plate's Franco Armani.
[DESAFECTADO] Sergio Romero sufrió hoy un cuadro de bloqueo articular en su rodilla derecha que lo dejará fuera de la convocatoria. — Selección Argentina (@Argentina) May 22, 2018
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. .