NO NICO GONZALEZ FOR ARGENTINA

Argentina have excused Fiorentina attacker Nicolas Gonzalez from the national team matches this month after failing to recover from COVID-19.

Gonzalez has not featured for his Italian football outfit Fiorentina since he tested positive for COVID-19 last month. He has been officially released from international duty on the back of his failure to recover from the dreaded virus.

Argentine international forward.  Gonzalez tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. The majority of the mild COVID-19 cases are resolved in two weeks. However, Gonzalez has not been able to shake off the virus completely after he returned a positive test on Tuesday. To this effect, Argentina have confirmed that the Fiorentina player has been informed not to fly out thereby ruling him out of the upcoming qualifying games against Uruguay and Brazil.

Gonzalez, 23, has played nine times for Fiorentina since he signed for the Italian football team in the summer. The forward joined his Italian football club from VfB Stuttgart in the German league. He has an attacking output of three goals and one assist in nine games over two competitions namely the Coppa Italia and the Italian Serie A. Gonzalez has two goals and one assist in eight league matches. 

Fiorentina star Gonzalez moved to the Italian football league from VfB Stuttgart shortly after he helped his country to win the Copa America tournament on enemy territory. The Argentines were able to end several decades of hurt to win a first major trophy via the slender 1-0 win over the Brazilians through the first half lob from Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Angel Di Maria. 

He won’t be available for another game against Brazil in the South American section for the World Cup due to COVID. Argentina will take a significant step towards the World Cup with back-to-back victories over Uruguay and Brazil.