World Cup Injuries…

So the World Cup starts this Friday, June 11th!! I’ve been trying to hold off on discussing anything soccer related too far in advance from that date. After reading some of today’s news I can’t keep quiet any longer. There are some big time players that are injured, some more serious than others. Let’s start with England’s Rio Ferdinad, Ferdinad has been officially ruled out!! He injured his knee during a training session in South Africa, that is a costly blow to England’s back line. Ferdinad has been the anchor of that line for the past couple World Cups!! Loosing an integral part of your defense as well as an experienced international player from your team period will definitely cost England. Up next one of my favorite players in the world…Didier Drogba!! Unfortunately one of the world’s best goal scorers and maybe the Ivory Coast’s best player is doubtful after fracturing his elbow in a friendly match. Just to give you an indication of the weight Drogba carries for his country, he has tallied 44 goals in 67 games for the Ivory Coast!! They cannot afford to miss a player of that caliber and will not be able to replace him at all!! Last man up, Andrea Pirlo from Italy. Pirlo injured his calf in a friendly against Mexico earlier this week, he has already been ruled out for Italy’s opener. There is however hope that he can play in Italy’s second game, June 20th. If that is not the case the defending champs will surely be missing his leadership in this tournament!! Of these injuries, who’s team do you think has the best chance of advancing in spite of their star’s injuries???

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