8 clubs most affected by injuries on International break
- Clubs are often worried when players go away on national team duty International breaks have always been a strenuous time for club managers. They ...
Clubs are often worried when players go away on national team dutyInternational breaks have always been a strenuous time for club managers. They have always despised the pause which comes every two months or so and disrupts the flow of their respective leagues.Clubs groom their players gradually over the length of the season, and if the player comes back injured from national duty, these teams are bound to get frustrated. We have various examples of club managers creating a ruckus in sending their players to their respective national sides, the reason being quite obvious.The last two rounds of European Qualifiers were scheduled for this break. All the major teams around Europe were involved in qualification matches, barring France who are the hosts for Euro 2016, thus they have an automatic place in the tournament. Though, French team were bound to play two friendlies in accordance with the qualifiers.The South American national teams also started their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign in the break. This international break was no different, as a number of big clubs around Europe found themselves in a tricky situatuion. As many as 8 big European clubs have lost their key players, and now fight a battle to get them fit as soon as possible as the season is starting to gather pace.Here is a list of the teams affected by the break and the players they will have to miss.
#1 Manchester City
The Manchester based club has received some big blows in the international break. Arguably, two of their most important players, Sergio Aguero and David Silva are set to be sidelined for at least two to three weeks.
The 27-year-old Argentine who was getting into his groove gradually, was stretchered off in Argentina's 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Ecuador with a hamstring problem. Aguero himself confirmed on Friday that he will be out for a month, making it certain that the star striker won’t be able to play against Manchester United. He will also miss two back to back Champions League fixtures against Europa League 2014-15 winners Sevilla.
David Silva suffered an ankle ligament injury during Spain's clash with Luxembourg, and could be out for two to three weeks as well.
These injuries came as a big setback for ‘Citizens’, making it certain that both their star players will not be able to ply their trades against Manchester United on October 25. Additionally, Aleksandr Kolarov who was sent off from the touchline in Serbia’s final qualifying game also seemed to have some difficulty but his injury did not seem to serious.