One of the goalkeepers selected by Argentina for the World Cup in Russia, Sergio Romero has been knocked out with an injury.

Romero, who plays his club football with Manchester United, may have been given the opportunity to be in goal when the La Albicelestes squad go up against Nigeria at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on June 26.

However, that chance has gone up in flames following the announcement on Argentina’s official twitter handle late Tuesday.

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”Sergio Romero suffered today a joint blockage in his right knee that will leave him out of the squad,” Argentina Football Association posted on

The 31-year-old has been in goal thrice against Nigeria – the first was in the 2010 World Cup where he kept a clean sheet, conceded one goal in a friendly in 2011 and was beaten twice at the 2014 World Cup.

Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli has now called up Nahuel Guzman to his squad to replace the injured Romero.