It looks like Barcelona will have to deal with long weeks without Ronald Araujo, who was injured in the Uruguay friendly against Iran. FIFA’s solid compensation will remain to sweeten the Catalan Duma.
The defender of “Barca” suffered a thigh injury after several seconds of the match and had to be removed from the pitch. The footballer had a choice of conservative treatment that would allow him to make it to the World Cup, but with a high risk of renewing an injury or going under the knife. Araujo chose an operation that is to be paused for about three months. This is a big problem for Xavi, because it is one of his key players. The Uruguayan played all their games at the start of the Primera Division season and scored the full 90 minutes against Bayern in the Champions League. He only rested with Viktoria Pilzno.
The rules say that if a player is sidelined due to an injury sustained in a match under the aegis of FIFA for more than 28 days, the world federation will pay the club 20,458 euros for each day of his absence. So if Araujo had actually missed three months, Barcelona would have received over 1.8 million euros on this account.
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