Alaba cancelled ÖFB team for muscle injury

The 26-year-old Bayern star is not available to team manager Foda due to a small muscle fiber tear in his right rear thigh.

Vienna/Munich – The Austrian national soccer team will have to manage without top star David Alaba in the upcoming international matches. The 26-year-old from Bayern Munich cancelled the Nations-League duel on Friday with Northern Ireland and the subsequent test on 16 October in Denmark due to a muscle injury in his thigh. This was announced by the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) and the Bavarians on Sunday.

Alaba suffered the injury on Saturday in the Munich league game against Borussia Mönchengladbach (0:3). Bavaria coach Niko Kovac had already feared a break of several weeks, after detailed investigations with Bavaria’s club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt there was on Sunday at least slight all-clear signal: According to that it was only a small muscle fiber tear in the right, rear thigh.

According to Bavaria, Alaba will be available again in the next league game on 20 October in Wolfsburg. During the international break, the Viennese is to be introduced again. “I spoke with Bayern team doctor Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt and David. He will definitely not be able to train in the coming days,” explained ÖFB team boss Franco Foda in an association statement. “I wish David a speedy recovery”.

Whether he will nominate a player instead of Alaba, Foda wants to decide after the outstanding games in the various leagues on Sunday. The German had called 24 men on Tuesday for the time being, among them LASK defender Gernot Trauner, a debutant. Instead of Alaba, there will be Andreas Ulmer from Salzburg on the left defensive side.

Andreas Ulmer Honours

Austrian Football Bundesliga (6)

  • 2006 (FK Austria Wien)
  • 2008/09, 2009/2010, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15 (FC Red Bull Salzburg)

Austrian Cup (2)

  • 2012, 2014 (FC Red Bull Salzburg)

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Under Foda, Alaba has always played in the left midfield in front of a triple defence. The all-rounder, who plays for the Bavarians on the left defensive side, had already missed the ÖFB team last autumn with ankle and thigh problems. In March he was released by Foda for the test in Luxembourg (4:0) because of his high load.

Alaba has scored 13 goals in 65 international matches so far, the most recent in September in the test against Sweden (2-0). In this game, the Viennese also led the ÖFB team as captain. Marko Arnautovic then wore the bow instead of the injured Julian Baumgartlinger at the failed Nations-League opening against Bosnia-Herzegovina (0:1). The captain’s question is open before the Northern Ireland match.

The ÖFB team will meet Monday afternoon for a three-day training camp in Bad Waltersdorf. After that, the Northern Ireland match and two more training days will take place in Vienna, before the test against World Cup last sixteen finalist Denmark is scheduled for the following Tuesday in Herning. Pocket Fruity is not as as big as other online casino gaming site but surely it does give lots of bonus just like the others.

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