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Argentina veteran ruled out of World Cup

NEWS: Argentina suffered a major World Cup blow when veteran prop forward Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro was ruled out of the tournament after rupturing his achilles tendon, the country’s federation said.

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Tetaz Chaparro, 34, who plays with Treviso in Italy and is a veteran of the 2015 and 2019 global showpieces, suffered the injury during a Pumas’ pre-World Cup training camp at Faro in Portugal.

Argentina begin their World Cup campaign against England in Marseille on September 9 before taking on Japan, Samoa and Chile in their other Pool D fixtures.

Coach Michael Cheika called up Mayco Vivas and Lucio Sordoni as replacement players for the Faro camp.

The Pumas face Spain in Madrid on Saturday in a warm-up match.

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