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México's Jesús 'Tecatito' Corona Likely to Miss World Cup Because of Injury

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Last Updated: August 18, 2022, 20:54 IST

Madrid, Spain

FILE - Mexico's Jesus Corona looks on during the second half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match between Mexico and the United States, Nov. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. Mexico forward Jesús “Tecatito” Corona is set to miss the World Cup because of a serious injury sustained while training with Sevilla on Aug. 18, 2022, according to the Spanish club. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

FILE - Mexico's Jesus Corona looks on during the second half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match between Mexico and the United States, Nov. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. Mexico forward Jesús “Tecatito” Corona is set to miss the World Cup because of a serious injury sustained while training with Sevilla on Aug. 18, 2022, according to the Spanish club. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Sevilla said Jesus 'Tecatito' Corona broke his left fibula and ruptured his ankle ligaments and will be out for four to five months. The World Cup begins in Qatar on Nov. 20

Mexico forward Jesús “Tecatito” Corona is set to miss the World Cup because of a serious injury sustained while training with Sevilla on Thursday, the Spanish club said.

Sevilla said Tecatito broke his left fibula and ruptured his ankle ligaments and will be out for four to five months. The World Cup begins in Qatar on Nov. 20.

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The 29-year-old Tetatico was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and is expected to undergo surgery.

The club did not provide more detail on how the injury happened.

México will play its opening World Cup match on Nov. 22 against Poland in Group C, which also includes Argentina and Saudi Arabia.

Sevilla was preparing to face Valladolid on Friday in its second Spanish league match. The team opened with a loss at Osasuna. Coached by Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla finished fourth in the league last season.

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