Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lass won't partake in the World Cup

The former Arsenal midfielder, who left the club two years ago to pursue his career at Portmouth, before joining Real Madrid won't play for France in the World Cup due to an intestinal problem.

The Frenchman had reported a stomach complaint after scaling a peak during their training base in the French Alps, A statement on the French Football Federation's website confirmed the 25-year-old has been ruled out of the tournament.

The statement read:

Following the intestinal problem Lassana Diarra contracted on the glacier at Tignes, medical examinations discovered an unforeseen illness that necessitates rest for an undeterminate period.
As a result, Lassana Diarra is out of the 2010
World Cup in South Africa. For the moment, the staff have not called up another player.