Their heroes give 100 per cent in their respective club teams to secure a place in the final 23, but they also fear that an injury can rule them out of the showpiece event of world football.
Manchester City star Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero, one of the most important pieces of the team coached by Alejandro Sabella, is going through that bittersweet moment: last Saturday he scored in the 3-2 win over Everton, but he could not finish the game due to a new muscle pain that afflicts him (it was the third one this year, and the fourth of the season). Luckily, he told us via Twitter that it was nothing serious.
On the other hand, Higuaín, most offensive striker in Sabella’s squad, is also experiencing a difficult time but after suffering an illness, he recovered and was able to play for Napoli, who beat Fiorentina 3-1 to win the Italian Cup. Federico Fernández, one of the defensive pillars for Sabella, played the entire game for the Neapolitans.
Another potential problem for the team is Fernando Gago. The central midfielder injured his left knee in mid-April and remains a worry for the World Cup. For several months, Pintita, a key part in the team, did not play enough either. Lucas Biglia and Ever Banega are possible replacements.
Finally, you must be wondering: What about Lionel Messi? How is he? Relax, everything is under control. The Argentine ace of spades scored again in the 2-2 between Barcelona and Getafe.
‘La Pulga’ scored the first goal for the Blaugrana with a remarkable left-footed shot from an angle and showed no signs of discomfort. The coach of the team can sleep easy at the moment. His key player, his captain, his creative leader, will bring all his magic and talent to the next World Cup, and he is happy. We hope …….