World Cup news

Coloccini out of Argentina game

September 6, 2012
By Kristan Heneage
Fabricio Coloccini has been ruled out of Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Friday.

Coloccini, 30, has seen his impressive form for Newcastle rewarded with a call-up to his national side, but will now miss the game with a hamstring injury.

The defender's fitness will now be monitored ahead of Argentina's second qualifier against Peru on Tuesday.

A statement on the Argentina FA website said: "Fabricio Coloccini has a hamstring injury in the femoral ...

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