Injuries & Suspensions
It will be all eyes on Russia 2018 in the summer for the tournament which starts on June 14th. Will Germany be able to defend their title? Will Brazil be able to climb their way back to the top of the world or will one of the strong challengers like France, Argentina and Belgium be able to make an impact and go all the way? While form and quality of players are going to be crucial in making a cup run, there is another area so important to World Cup betting.
That is World Cup injuries and suspensions. Imagine if Brazil were to go the World Cup 2018 without Neymar? What if England went without Harry Kane; Argentina without Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi? Those are the kind of things which could have a huge impact on the chances of a nation. It's so important to pay attention to those World Cup 2018 injury lists before, as well as during the tournament itself.
Last update on 18 Jan 2019 at 0 hrs


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Nicolas TagliaficoUnknown20 Dec 2018Unknown
 Lucas BigliaCalf Injury31 Oct 2018Mid February 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Matthew LeckieHamstring/Strain22 Dec 2018Few Days
 Mark MilliganUnknown26 Dec 2018Unknown
 Daniel ArzaniCruciate ligament injury31 Oct 2018Out for season
 Martin BoyleKnee injury01 Jan 2019Out for season


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Moussa DembéléAnkle injury03 Nov 2018Back in training
 Thomas VermaelenCalf Injury16 Dec 2018Back in training
 Christian KabaseleArm injury26 Dec 2018Back in training
 Thibaut CourtoisHip injury09 Jan 2019Back in training
 Eden HazardBack injury20 Oct 2018Doubtful
 Nacer ChadliThigh injury04 Jan 2019Unknown
 Dries MertensSprained ankle11 Jan 2019Day to day


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 FilipeThigh injury15 Dec 2018Back in training
 Neymar JrKnee injury12 Jan 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Jose IzquierdoKnee injury04 Dec 2018Day to day
 Andrés Mateus UribeSprained ankle14 Dec 2018Day to day
 Johan MojicaCruciate ligament injury16 Oct 2018Out for season

Costa Rica

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Oscar Esau Duarte GaitanHip injury13 Jan 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Josip PivaricUnknown28 Nov 2018Back in training
 Sime VrsaljkoKnee injury11 Sep 2018Unknown
 Borna BarisicHamstring/Strain23 Dec 2018Unknown
 Dejan LovrenHamstring/Strain07 Jan 2019Unknown
 Matej MitrovicAnkle injury09 Jan 2019Early March 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Viktor FischerUnknown02 Nov 2018Day to day
 Michael Krohn-DehliCalf Injury16 Jan 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Callum WilsonHamstring/Strain05 Jan 2019Day to day
 Danny WelbeckBroken ankle08 Nov 2018Out for season
 Ruben Loftus-CheekBack injury05 Jan 2019Early February 2019
 Trent Alexander-ArnoldLigament injury12 Jan 2019Mid February 2019
 Harry KaneAnkle injury13 Jan 2019Early March 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Benjamin MendyMeniscus injury12 Nov 2018Back in training
 Benjamin PavardHamstring/Strain09 Dec 2018Unknown
 Steven NzonziBroken toe10 Jan 2019Unknown
 Adil RamiHamstring/Strain14 Jan 2019Unknown
 Corentin TolissoCruciate ligament injury15 Sep 2018Early March 2019
 Samuel UmtitiKnee injury27 Nov 2018Early April 2019
 Presnel KimpembeGroin injury11 Jan 2019Late January 2019
 Moussa SissokoGroin injury13 Jan 2019Mid February 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Marco ReusStomach trouble06 Jan 2019Back in training
 Toni KroosGroin injury07 Jan 2019Back in training
 Mats HummelsThigh injury27 Oct 2018Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Johann Berg GudmundssonThigh injury09 Jan 2019Day to day
 Emil HallfredssonKnee injury14 Oct 2018Early April 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Kaveh RezaeiHip injury27 Dec 2018Back in training
 Saeid EzatolahiFoot injury26 Oct 2018A few weeks


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Javier HernandezHamstring/Strain22 Dec 2018Back in training
 Javier AquinoMuscle injury06 Jan 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Hamza MendylAnkle injury11 Dec 2018Unknown
 Mehdi BenatiaThigh injury12 Jan 2019Unknown
 Amine HaritHamstring/Strain20 Dec 2018Mid January 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Abdullahi shehuHamstring/Strain02 Nov 2018Back in training
 Ogenyi OnaziAchilles tendon injury23 Dec 2018Unknown
 Joel Chukwuma ObiMuscle injury26 Dec 2018Unknown
 Chidozie Collins AwaziemPersonal reasons16 Jan 2019Unknown
 Tyronne EbuehiCruciate ligament injury30 Jul 2018Late January 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 José Paolo GuerreroThigh injury30 Jul 2018Back in training
 Huertas Paolo HurtadoBack injury13 Jan 2019Early March 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Bartosz BereszynskiLeg injury08 Dec 2018Back in training
 Jakub BlaszczykowskiFlu05 Dec 2018Day to day
 Karol LinettyAnkle injury12 Jan 2019Late January 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Kevin RodriguesAnkle injury06 Dec 2018Unknown
 BrumaAnkle injury12 Jan 2019Few Days
 Danilo PereiraSprained ankle13 Jan 2019Day to day
 PepeThigh injury29 Nov 2018Mid December 2018
 Goncalo GuedesHernia12 Dec 2018Mid February 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Alan DzagoevThigh injury03 Nov 2018Back in training
 Figueira Mario FernandesHead injury07 Nov 2018Unknown
 Fedor KudryashovThigh injury15 Nov 2018Unknown
 Aleksandr ErokhinUnknown09 Dec 2018Unknown
 Vladimir GranatUnknown04 Jan 2019Unknown
 Dmitry PolozIllness13 Jan 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Diafra SakhoUnknown, Foot injury01 Nov 2018Unknown
 Lamine GassamaUnknown14 Dec 2018Day to day
 Salif SanéThigh injury11 Jan 2019Unknown
 Balde Diao KeitaThigh injury16 Jan 2019Unknown
 Amath Ndiaye DiedhiouCruciate ligament injury07 Dec 2018Early June 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Mijat GačinovićThigh injury22 Dec 2018Back in training
 Aleksandar JovanovićAnkle injury13 Jan 2019Back in training
 Marko DmitrovicGroin injury21 Oct 2018Unknown
 Sasa LukicThigh injury16 Jan 2019Unknown

South Korea

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Sung-Yueng KiHamstring/Strain07 Jan 2019Few Days
 Jae-Sung LeeToe injury09 Jan 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Marco Asensio WillemsenThigh injury19 Dec 2018Back in training
 Francisco AlcacerHamstring/Strain21 Dec 2018Back in training
 Alvaro MorataHamstring/Strain08 Jan 2019Back in training
 Mario HermosoSprained ankle08 Dec 2018Day to day
 Iago AspasCalf Injury22 Dec 2018Day to day
 Saul NiguezThigh injury16 Jan 2019Unknown
 Diego CostaToe injury03 Dec 2018Early April 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Emil ForsbergGroin injury21 Oct 2018Back in training
 Mikael LustigUnknown29 Dec 2018Unknown
 Martin OlssonAchilles tendon injury08 Dec 2018Out for season


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Steven ZuberThigh injury08 Jan 2019Back in training
 Breel Donald EmboloBroken toe11 Nov 2018Unknown
 Johan DjourouThigh injury22 Dec 2018Unknown
 Blerim DzemailiCalf Injury10 Jan 2019Unknown
 Manuel AkanjiHip injury18 Dec 2018Mid February 2019
 Timm KloseKnee injury17 Jan 2019Early February 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Mouez HassenDislocated shoulder28 Jun 2018Unknown
 Bassem SrarfiShoulder injury12 Jan 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Martin SilvaKnee injury30 Nov 2018Unknown
 Maximiliano PereiraThigh injury12 Jan 2019Unknown
 Jonathan UrretaviscayaCruciate ligament injury15 Sep 2018Mid March 2019
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Player will return in the foreseeable future
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Links to current injuries and suspensions lists

Similarly, the suspensions that are picked up through the tournament as a team progresses could have an impact on their chances of winning a future match. So it is vitally important to keep on top of all the latest World Cup 2018 injuries and suspensions, and you can do so right here just by taking a look down at our list of nations and seeing who is going to be out of action, or when a player may be coming back from being sidelined. This is fantastic tournament information that will influence your betting, and it's right at your fingertips here.

There will be a total of 64 matches from Russia 2018 and how many tense situations will we see with players picking up world cup suspensions and injuries? It can cause chaos to a nation's plans and for bettors, it can have a huge bearing on the outcome of games. If a team can't field their strongest eleven at the highest level of the sport, it could limit their chances of pushing right on through for success in individual games.