Bayern Munich midfielder, Thiago Alcantara has had his World Cup 2014 dreams dashed after sustaining yet another knee injury, just 3 days after being named in Spain’s provisional 30-man squad.
The former Barcelona playmaker has torn another ligament in his knee after recovering from a different knee ligament injury in March, it has been confirmed.
It is devastating news for the skillful Thiago who was hoping to be selected to travel to Brazil – the birthplace of his father and former Brazilian international, Mazinho – in a few weeks time for what would have been his first World Cup.
Thiago will also miss this weekend’s German Cup final clash against rivals Borussia Dortmund, with the Bavarian giant’s Chief Executive Officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirming the disappointment in a statement.
This is bitter for Thiago and I feel sorry for him. A young man who wanted to come back at the World Cup and suddenly his dreams are burst. We will take care of him now and make sure he is fit at the start of the season.
One man’s disappointment could become another man’s opportunity however, as Isco could now receive a call-up to Spain’s provisional squad, after somewhat surprisingly failing to make the original list.
The current world champions are blessed with a plethora of talent in the playmaking positions, with Andrés Iniesta, Santi Cazorla, Cesc Fábregas, Juan Mata and David Silva already included in the, now, 29-man squad.
Should Isco receive the call many think he deserves?