Inter striker Edin Dzeko will not play for the Bosnian national team in today’s World Cup qualifier against Finland due to Injury.
This is confirmed in a post on the 35-year-old’s Instagram account, where he explains that he had hoped to recover from his thigh strain in time for the match but that he is not ready to play yet.
Dzeko pulled up after a spring during the second half of Inter’s derby draw against AC Milan last weekend, and he immediately signalled to the bench that he would not be able to continue.
Tests revealed that the Bosnian had suffered a thigh strain, and that the problem could rule him out of action with his national side as well.
Dzeko has been a doubt for this afternoon’s match against Finland as well as potentially for Bosnia and Herzgovnia’s final qualifier against Ukraine, and he has confirmed that he will at the very least miss the Finland clash.
“Despite the great desire and effort of the medical staff,” he writes, “we have still failed in our joint efforts to be ready for the match against Finland.”
“But I know that the guys will do everything to win and that they will leave absolutely everything on the pitch to get a positive result,” Dzeko goes on.
“I urge the fans to unite and support the guys like never before because they really need all of your support and I’m sure it will give them more strength to get the best result on the pitch!” he writes.
The striker concludes, “Good luck guys, let’s go and win. We can do it together!”
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