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Soccer: Roma's Strootman set to miss World Cup

Dutch midfielder damages cruciate ligament, needs surgery

10 March, 14:51
Soccer: Roma's Strootman set to miss World Cup (ANSA) - Rome, March 10 - AS Roma said Monday that their Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman will undergo surgery after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first half of Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Napoli. The 24-year-old is set to be out for nine months and miss the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to media reports.

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