Oranje loses Strootman for World Cup

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Oranje lost an important player in their football team, only three months before the kick-off of the World Cup. Kevin Strootman, midfielder, was severely injured during the practice match against France, this past Wednesday. He will be out for months. Strootman, tried to play with his club, AS Roma, against Napoli, yesterday.

The player showed up with his knee bandaged, but had to leave the field after only a few minutes. A second attempt didn't last longer, after which the player was carted off in tears. An MRI scan revealed his ligaments are torn. Strootman, together with Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben, who have both been haunted by injuries of their own this season, were secured of a place on the team. The World Cup starts on June 12. It's not sure yet who coach Van Gaal will chose to replace Strootman, but it is speculated the choice may be between Leroy Fer, Stijn Schaars, Tonny Vilhena, or Lerin Duarte.