Lucas Alario will miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to an injury, as confirmed by the Argentine Football Association on Thursday.
The forward, who was disaffected from the Copa América squad due to physical problems, will also not be able to play with the Argentina Under 23 National Team in the highest event in sport.
Through their social networks, the AFA reported that the Bayer Leverkusen striker “He suffers from a grade 2 muscle injury in the right psoas and right adductor minor strain, which is why he is disaffected from the roster that will play the Olympic Games.”
Alario, 28, was one of the older than 23 chosen by Bocha Batista to be part of the Olympic squad. Other names that sounded for those quotas are Carlos Izquierdoz, from Boca, and Enzo Pérez, from River, but the two biggest clubs in the country did not plan to give them up, since the JJ.OO. they coincide with the final phase of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup.