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Argentina's Mammana to miss 2018 World Cup with knee injury

IANS  |  Moscow 

Argentinian central defender will miss the upcoming World Cup, with Zenit St. Petersburg announcing that he tore the ligament of his left knee.

"In the very near future, Emanuel will have an operation on the and his expected recovery time is 6 to 9 months," the Russian club said on its website on Monday, reports

The 22-year-old hurt himself a few minutes into a league match against Rostov in a nasty fall while clearing off a ball on a header and being slightly pushed by a rival.

has been a regular starter under Robert Mancini, which gave him the right to take part in Argentina's friendlies against and last November.

Argentine had called him up for the upcoming friendlies against and



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 14:06 IST