Sports Thread #1/The FIFA World Cup Report For 6/8/10: Nani Becomes The Latest Added To The No World Cup List
Photo from AFPUm, how the hell did this happen in training ?
Portugal suffered a major injury blow today after it was announced winger Nani would play no part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ after damaging his collar bone.Seriously in training? In training? With their match in a week's time? Just so damn stupid from Queiroz to have this happen on his watch.
The Manchester United star is thought to have suffered the injury in training on Friday and will be replaced in the squad by Benfica midfielder Ruben Amorim. Nani's absence will disrupt the plans of Portugal boss Carlos Queiroz, who was counting on the 23-year-old following an impressive season at Old Trafford.
A statement on the Portuguese Football Federation's official website read: "Following the injury to the left clavicle suffered by Nani, a daily assessment of the damage and the completion of medical tests, we have concluded he is unable to be competitive.
But nevertheless, injuries are apart of the sport and all. This is a massive blow to Portugal considering that since the rapid fall of Ricardo Quaresma to irrelevance, Nani has become that number 2 winger after Ronaldo on that team after breaking through with United this season. And to lose him, especially with still no one leading the line at forward is a massive blow to Portugal.
Especially with Didier Drogba potentially able to play for the Ivory Coast now.