Simon weeps, as scan finally rules him out of World Cup
• Argentina Hits Barcelona For Final Preparation
Super Eagles and Gent winger, Moses Simon, was in sober mood yesterday, as he departed the team’s camp in London for Belgium after scans conducted confirmed that he will be out of action for three weeks.
Simon was at the Hive Stadium on Thursday and underwent series of scans, while his Super Eagles teammates were sweating it out in a workout ahead their friendly against England. The match will hold today at the Wembley Stadium.
‘’Simon is finally out of the 2018 World Cup and he is unhappy that he won’t be traveling to Russia with the Super Eagles squad,’’ a source in the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) told allnigeriasoccer.com.
‘’The scan performed on Thursday confirmed he will be out for three weeks. Simon just left the Super Eagles hotel and said he is going to Belgium.’’
There are 25 players presently in the Super Eagles camp in London, and coach Gernot Rohr must drop two by June 4.
The players are expected to leave their hotel for the Wembley Stadium at 16:45 hours for their final workout before the friendly against the Three Lions today.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles Group D opponent at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, Argentina, arrived in Barcelona yesterday morning for their final training camping.
Argentina will face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.
Jorge Sampaoli’s jetted off to Barcelona after their 4-0 thumping of Haiti in Tuesday’s international friendly in Buenos Aires.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi who scored three goals and assisted on Sergio Aguero’s fourth in the friendly also shared a picture on his Instagram with the caption: “We are already home.”
Argentina will remain in Barcelona until June 8 as they put the finishing touches to their World Cup preparations.
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