Some bad news today that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has had to withdraw from the Argentine squad to face Uruguay tomorrow night, and if you remember last year, he twice came back injured after reporting for International duty with his country – so it’s deja vu all over again. 🙁
Fabricio Coloccini in Argentine colors – injured!
This is the statement issued tonight by the Argentine FA:
“The coaching staff today released Fabricio Coloccini because of a muscle injury.”
Fab will almost certainly not be available for the Liverpool game in Saturday because he wasn’t available for the Liverpool game at home in April, and Steven Taylor and Yanga-Mbiwa were in central defense, and they did not play well.
Mike Williamson will be one of the center-backs and we suppose Steven Taylor will come in, since he is now fit again.
We’d be very surprised if Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will be brought in as a replacement against Liverpool, after he had a nightmare game in April against the Reds.
So assuming Mike Williamson will be one of the center-backs – who would you have in there as the second central defender?
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