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Injuries keep coming ahead of World Cup opener

 Robin van Persie of The Netherlands, center facing camera, reacts with his teammates after he scored the equaliser goal,  during the friendly soccer ...
 Mark van Bommel of The Netherlands, foreground, and Boldizsar Bodor of Hungary, rear, fight for the ball, during their friendly soccer match, at Aren...
 FILE - The Jan 12, 2010 file photo shows Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Egypt at the Ombak...

Netherlands Wcup Soccer Netherlands Hungary

Robin van Persie of The Netherlands, center facing camera, reacts with his teammates after he scored the equaliser goal, during the friendly soccer ...

Netherlands Wcup Soccer Netherlands Hungary

Mark van Bommel of The Netherlands, foreground, and Boldizsar Bodor of Hungary, rear, fight for the ball, during their friendly soccer match, at Aren...

Soccer WCup Nigeria Mikel Out

FILE - The Jan 12, 2010 file photo shows Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Egypt at the Ombak...

The injuries just keep on coming, and plenty of big-name players are being affected with the World Cup less than a week away.
A day after Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba and England captain Rio Ferdinand were hurt, Netherlands winger Arjen Robben limped off the field with a left hamstring injury and Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel was ruled out of the tournament in South Africa because of his ailing knee.
Robben scored two goals before being hurt in the Dutch team's 6-1 win over Hungary in Amsterdam.


Updated : 2021-10-18 15:47 GMT+08:00