Gago's World Cup hopes hit

Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago could miss the FIFA World Cup participation after suffering ligament damage to his left knee on Sunday.

The 28-year-old, who left Valencia to re-join his first club Boca Juniors in July, suffered a knock during a feisty 0-0 Primera Division draw against Colon.

During a match in which 11 players - including Gago, who played the full 90 minutes - were booked, the former Real Madrid man sustained damage that has seen him ruled out until the end of the domestic season.