Dybala cut from Argentina squad for WC qualifiers

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) — Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been cut from Argentina’s squad for World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru because of a leg injury, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said on Friday.

The 27-year-old strained his left hamstring while playing for Juventus in their 3-2 home victory over Sampdoria in Italy’s Serie A last Sunday (September 26).

“After an evaluation of his medical examinations, it was decided that … Paulo Dybala would be withdrawn from the squad for the triple-header in October,” read an AFA statement published on social media.

Argentina will face Paraguay away on October 7 before home fixtures against Uruguay and Peru on October 10 and 14, respectively.

The Albiceleste are currently second in the 10-team South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with five wins and three draws from their eight matches so far.