The FIFA virus has claimed 17 lives!

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Pep Guardiola had warned Erling Haaland. On March 21, the striker, who had just joined the Norwegian team, admitted at a press conference. “The only thing Pep said to me was: 'If you're not healthy when you come back, I'm going to come after you.' Except that the 23-year-old striker was injured during training with his country. He even left the session limping. But Norway's medical staff quickly indicated that there was nothing serious for Haaland. Indeed, he participated in his country's two matches against the Czech Republic (74 minutes) and Slovakia (90 minutes).

City and Real Madrid impacted

On the other hand, Guardiola has concerns for other players. Kyle Walker, injured in his hamstring against Brazil, is visibly better and will be able to play again this weekend. Like him, Manuel Akanji had a problem with Switzerland. John Stones was replaced yesterday with England after only 10 minutes of play. The versatile defender was injured in the right ankle. This does not come at the best time of the season since the Skyblues have important deadlines in the Premier League and the Champions League. Concerning the C1, the opponent of the Mancuniens, Real Madrid, is not better off.

Starting yesterday with the Blues, Eduardo Camavinga left with an injury. He suffers from a sprained left ankle. He joined the Casa Blanca infirmary, where Eder Militão, Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba took up residence. Like Camavinga, Jonathan Clauss also had to leave his partners at the start of the match last night against Chile. In an Orange Vélodrome that he knows well, the right side suffers from a torn left ischio. The Team explains that he would have to miss several weeks of competition. Bad news for OM, who have bad luck during the month of March.

PSG and OM are not spared

Indeed, the Senegalese Pape Gueye (left calf) and Ismaïla Sarr (hamstring) are also on the side. The last named should be absent for around ten days. In the Swiss selection, Ulisses Garcia is injured in the adductors. All this comes on top of the long-term injury of Bamo Meïté (sprained ankle and knee) and those of other players like Valentin Rongier and even Leonardo Balerdi, also affected. Bad news before facing PSG. But Luis Enrique will not be able to count on Bradley Barcola, injured with the France U23 team. He suffers from a hamstring injury. Like the PSG coach, Jürgen Klopp is very upset.

Indeed, Scotland's Andy Robertson injured his ankle during the 1-0 defeat against Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening in Glasgow. Mikel Arteta followed the case of Gabriel, sent back to Arsenal after a physical problem. Ditto for Harry Maguire (MU) and Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace) with England. The Algerian Ramy Bensebaïni also found Dortmund more quickly than expected. Hit against Angola, he only stayed on the field for 20 minutes, suffering from a knee injury. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Naples), qualified for the Euro with Georgia, also came out with an injury yesterday (left thigh groin). The Swiss goalkeeper, Yann Sommer (Inter Milan), suffers from a sprain. Ditto for Manuel Neuer, injured in a muscle in his left leg during training with Germany, or Moses Simon (FC Nantes), who suffers from a fractured tibia. With more than fifteen internationals on the sidelines, this truce has still caused victims.

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