Argentina striker Alessandro Pappu Gomez has been ruled out of the World Cup qualifier against Brazil. The Sevilla star missed the match due to a knee injury.
It was Pappu Gomez who announced on Instagram that he would not be competing. The former Atlanta international has said he has not traveled with the Argentine squad for the tournament Clarified.
Gomez has been a regular in the Argentina squad since the Copa America, based on his outstanding performances for Atlanta and Sevilla last season. He scored two goals and one assist in the Copa America.
Gomez came on as a substitute in the match against Uruguay. The absence of a player is unlikely to affect the Argentine team’s starting XI, as the player is considered more of a substitute.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Neymar will not play in the Brazilian team. The PSG player, who was injured during training, did not travel with the team. The player will return to France the next day.
Argentina are aiming for a World Cup qualifier with a win over Brazil. Meanwhile, Brazil’s goal is to beat Argentina, who have been on a losing streak since 2019.