Rib injury: World Cup out for Denmark’s Kvist
One day after their 1-0 opening win over Peru, Denmark have to digest a shock message: According to the Danish Football Association, William Kvist has suffered a rib injury. The midfielder is no longer available to his team in the tournament.
Kvist had contracted the wound after a little more than half an hour in an aerial fight with the Peruvian and ex-Schalker Jefferson Farfan and had to be replaced thereupon. The 33-year-old will now travel home to Denmark. “Everyone in the team wants William to recover quickly,” the Danish association said via Twitter. “We hope that he will soon be on the right track again.”
Kvist is probably still known to German fans from his time at VfB Stuttgart. It ran for the Swabians for two and a half years between 2011 and 2014. The midfielder returned to Copenhagen three years ago via FC Fulham and Wigan Athletic, where he began his career. Kvist played 81 caps for Denmark, scoring two goals.
As the tournament progresses, Denmark coach Age Hareide now has to make do with only 22 players. A subsequent nomination is only allowed up to 24 hours before the first meeting. First alternative is probably Lasse Schöne, who had already replaced Kvist against Peru.
Meanwhile, Andreas Christensen’s wound has turned out to be less serious. The former Mönchengladbach man had been replaced due to a foot injury, but is no longer in danger of dropping out. In the next two group matches Denmark will face Australia (21 June) and France (26 June) in Group C.