World Cup qualifiers: Dybala out of Argentina squad due to injury

Dybala was initially included in coach Lionel Scaloni's squad announced on Monday but he will now miss the qualifiers against Paraguay (away), Uruguay and Peru (both home) due to thigh injury.

Juventus' Paulo Dybala leaves the pitch after suffering an injury during the Serie A match against Sampdoria in Turin last weekend.   -  AP

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been ruled out of Argentina's squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers due to injury, the country's soccer governing body said.

Dybala was initially included in coach Lionel Scaloni's squad announced on Monday but he will now miss the qualifiers against Paraguay (away), Uruguay and Peru (both home) from October 8-15.

 

The 27-year-old picked up a thigh injury while playing for Juventus in last weekend's 3-2 Serie A win over Sampdoria, where he scored the opening goal before limping off in tears.

Dybala missed Wednesday's 1-0 Champions League win over Chelsea and Juventus expects him to be available after the international break.

Argentina is second in the South American qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup, with five wins from eight games. It is six points behind group leader Brazil.

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