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Samuel's leg injury could hurt Argentina's defense

Samuel's leg injury could hurt Argentina's defense

The possible absence of Walter Samuel in Argentina's upcoming Group B match against Greece could deny Argentina's defense one of its most experienced and solid players.
Samuel limped off Thursday's 4-1 victory against South Korea in the 22nd minute with an apparent hamstring problem and was replaced by Nicolas Burdisso. The Inter Milan center back is expected to undergo medical tests Friday.
Burdisso provides flexibility for Argentina as he has experience in the middle as well as on the wings of the back line, but Diego Maradona's defense is also under threat from yellow cards picked up by Gabriel Heinze and Javier Mascherano against South Korea.
Argentina needs just a draw against Greece to advance to the knockout round.


Updated : 2021-10-16 17:01 GMT+08:00