Spain: Victor Valdes to Miss World Cup Following Serious Knee Injury

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Victor ValdesBarcelona and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes is set to miss this summer’s World Cup after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage in his knee.

The 32-year-old was taken off on a stretcher early in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday.

Barcelona later confirmed he had torn his ACL and will need surgery.

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It’s a big blow but this team has rolled with punches for some time and we will pull through this” Barcelona Coach Geraldo Martino said. 

Valdes has likely played his last game for Barcelona, having already announced he will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer.

“We won’t sign a goalkeeper. We will finish the season with this group,” Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said.

“I am not one to believe in bad luck, but at this stage of the season I thought everything that was to happen…

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