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Colombia blow as defender Fabra limps out of World Cup

AFP  |  Bogota 

left-back limped out of on Saturday in a significant blow to just 10 days before his side's first match.

The Boca Juniors defender will miss the tournament after suffering a knee ligament rupture in training, the Colombian football federation said.

Pekerman is due to announce the 27-year-old's replacement "in the next few hours", the federation said.

are in Group H with Poland, and who they face in their opening fixture on June 19.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:00 IST