WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Portugal misplaced Pedro Neto from its World Cup plans Friday when his membership Wolverhampton mentioned the 22-year-old winger wants ankle surgical procedure.
Wolves mentioned Neto broken ligaments in a Premier League recreation in opposition to West Ham final weekend.
“Following additional analysis and a specialist opinion this week, it’s deliberate for him to bear surgical procedure,” the membership mentioned. “Which means, sadly, he is not going to be match for the upcoming World Cup.”
Neto performed in two World Cup qualifying video games final 12 months for Portugal, after scoring on his debut in a November 2020 pleasant in opposition to Andorra.
Portugal is in Group H on the World Cup in Qatar. The 2016 European champion begins on Nov. 24 in opposition to Ghana, then performs Uruguay and South Korea.
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