Cristiano Ronaldo loses important Portugal teammate ahead of World Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo will miss one of his best teammates at the World Cup as the striker is sidelined with a calf injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo
© Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty ImagesCristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo It won’t be easy Qatar 2022Portugal was placed in Group H along with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea. All difficult opponents, especially considering Uruguay, was the team that finally knocked out Portugal world Cup.

Well, on Tuesday, Portugal received bad news that will only make matters worse, considering Cristiano Ronaldo He hasn’t played at his best this season. Jürgen Kloppmanager of LiverpoolHe announced to the press that Diogo Jota will miss the 2022 World Cup.

“[It is a] Serious injury to the calf muscle. Sad news for the boy, for us and for Portugal.” Klopp stated that the injury would deprive Jota for him “long time” According to the German director.

Diogo Jota out of Qatar 2022

The Portuguese striker has played 29 caps and scored 10 goals, Jota was part of the Nations League tournament that Portugal won in 2018/19. Jota was seen as an essential part of the Portuguese offensive in Qatar.

At club level, the striker stopped at FC Porto, Wolves and now Liverpool as he scored 24 goals in 58 games. Jota has not scored this season for the Reds yet.

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