Manchester United goalkeeper will not feature the 2018 World Cup after picking up a knee injury in training on Tuesday.
Sergio Romero was named in Argentina’s 23-man squad early this week. But the Argentine Football Association has now revealed that the Red Devils star is out of the competition.
The 31-year-old, who is the first choice shot-stopper for La Albiceleste, has recently recovered from a separate problem.
“Sergio Romero suffered today a joint blockage in his right knee that will leave him out of the squad,” a statement read.
Romero represented Argentina for the first time in September 2009 and went on to make 94 appearances for his country.
Meanwhile, Chelsea second goalkeeper Willy Caballero and River Plate keeper Franco Armani are still in the squad to feature the FIFA competition.