Injury sidelines Spanish midfielder Iniesta

Home > Sports > Football

print dictionary print

Injury sidelines Spanish midfielder Iniesta

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Influential Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta had to sit out yesterday’s crucial World Cup clash against Honduras because of a thigh injury, coach Vicente del Bosque said on Sunday.

“Everyone is ready to play except Iniesta. He suffered an injury to his thigh, it’s an injury which has nothing to do with his previous problems. It happened in the first match against Switzerland,” said Del Bosque.

Iniesta was substituted in the 77th minute of the match against the Swiss, which the European champions surprisingly lost 1-0.

The Barcelona star suffered a leg muscle injury in his country’s final warm-up game, a 6-0 rout of Poland, and was a serious doubt for the Group H opener against Switzerland. AFP

More in Football

#Sonny gets own emoji as Spurs launch Korean account

Spurs and Chelsea both interested in 'The Monster' Kim Min-jae

Son becomes first Asian footballer to hit 100 EPL goals and assists

Former Spurs, PSV star takes on new role as Gangwon CEO

U-23 team coach hopes to make history in Tokyo

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now