Martinez ruled out of Argentina clash

Jackson Martinez has been ruled out of Colombia’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina on Tuesday right after suffering an ankle sprain.

The Atletico Madrid striker sustained the injury in the closing stages of the 1-1 qualifying draw against Chile on Thursday.

The 29-year-old, who has ten ambitions in 39 appearances for Colombia, underwent two scans to establish the full extent of the sprain.

A statement from Colombia study: “After finishing the relevant examinations these days and assessing the development of forward Jackson Martinez by the health-related division of Colombia, it has been determined that the player cannot be regarded as for the next match on Tuesday November 17 due to a sprained ankle.”

Jose Pekerman will be without Carlos Sanchez and Santiago Arias for the upcoming clash following the defensive duo picked up their second yellow cards in 3 qualifying fixtures.

Sun 15 Nov, 2015