Martinez to miss Uruguay's World Cup qualifier against Ecuador-Xinhua

Martinez to miss Uruguay's World Cup qualifier against Ecuador

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-09-11 14:59:15

MONTEVIDEO, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Midfielder Emiliano Martinez has been omitted from Uruguay's squad for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ecuador, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said on Sunday.

The 24-year-old, who plays his club football for Denmark's FC Midtjylland, suffered a left hip injury, the AUF said in a statement published on social media.

The entity did not immediately name a replacement for the former Nacional de Montevideo playmaker.

"Emiliano Martinez will not be able to take part in the match against Ecuador [on Tuesday] and will return to his club to continue his recovery," the AUF said.

The clash in Ecuador's capital Quito comes after Uruguay began their South American zone qualifying campaign with a 3-1 home victory over Chile on Friday.