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Mexico's Carlos Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup due to shoulder injury

Goal.com logo Goal.com 22-06-2017

Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo will miss the remainder of the Confederations Cup due to a shoulder injury suffered against New Zealand.

It was a disappointing outing for Mexico, which stumbled to a 2-1 win over lowly New Zealand and lost Salcedo to an AC joint injury on Wednesday.

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Salcedo was forced to leave the field on a stretcher after landing on his shoulder during the first half of the Group A clash in Sochi.

Mexico are unable to call in a replacement for the injured 23-year-old, who has joined Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Guadalajara.

The injury also stirred up a bit of trouble during the match, with New Zealand and officials not stopping play and Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio reacting angrily on the touchline .

The Mexicans made it four points from two matches thanks to their second-half comeback, which saw Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta cancel out Chris Wood's 42nd-minute opener in the fiery encounter as tempers boiled over.

Despite the positive results through two matches, El Tri will likely need a result against Russia in their final outing to pass through to the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Mexico currently leads Group A on goal difference, but sits just one point clear of the host nation and is level on points with Portugal, which will face New Zealand to close out group play.

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