The dream of participating in the World Cup has been shattered. Rodrigo Zalazar FC Schalke 04 Uruguay will not be on the pitch in the World Cup.
A metatarsal fracture dashed all hopes for the 23-year-old. dribbling artist FC Schalke 04 Will be canceled by the end of the year.
FC Schalke 04: Zalazar should eventually pull out of the World Cup
FC Schalke 04 announced the sad news on Monday (October 4): Rodrigo Zalazar broke his metatarsal in a game against FC Augsburg (2:3) and will not be able to play another competitive game for the Royal Blues in 2022.
For Zalazar, the injury is doubly bitter: The 23-year-old was recently hoping to jump on the World Cup train. Uruguay national coach Diego Alonso called him into the 41-man squad for the last friendly before the World Cup (read more here!).
The S04 star was not used in games against Canada and Iran, but was in the national team’s orbit. There was a chance to participate in the World Cup – albeit a small one.
Zalazar also threatened surgery
Now anyway the World Championship is done for Zalazar. The 23-year-old has been out for a long time. According to the information from “build” they have to be operated.
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This means that the attacking midfielder can please his compatriots at the World Cup only from television. Uruguay joins Portugal, Ghana and South Korea in the grouping in Qatar.
“I didn’t care”
Zalazar himself spoke on Instagram after the injury: “Hello Schalker, as you know, I will be missing from the team for a few weeks. Yesterday, in the first action of the second half, I realized there was something wrong with my leg , but I didn’t care because this club, my teammates and fans come first. Now is the time to recover and come back stronger than ever, thank you all for the support.”
Zalazar clearly played through the entire second half despite his injury.
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