Slovenia vs Belarus Live Stream: Oblak returns to Atletico amid injury worry Jan Oblak will not play in Slovenia’s friendly with Belarus on Tuesday and will head back to Atletico Madrid to have an injury assessed.
England are heading to the World Cup and although they secured their passage with a late goal from Harry Kane, this was a performance that still had you wishing they could book their flights to Russia with Monarch.
Even the FA’s chief executive described them on Thursday as ‘brittle’, a team that does not travel well. And it would be foolish to let Kane’s strike, scored four minutes into second-half stoppage time, disguise the reality of what was another troubling encounter for Gareth Southgate’s side.
This stuttering performance would suggest elimination after only two games or, worse still, defeat to a team of the stature of Iceland.
Atletico Madrid have recalled Jan Oblak from international duty with Slovenia due to concern about his fitness.
The club are concerned about “discomfort” the goalkeeper has experienced during recent weeks and asked Slovenia to allow him to return to Spain “to avoid any risk of a relapse”.
The 25-year-old picked up an injury to his left gluteus this month and missed both legs of the Europa League last-16 win over Lokomotiv Moscow.
He will skip Slovenia’s game with Belarus on Tuesday and return to Madrid, where medical staff are expected to assess his condition.
Atleti face a tough run of fixtures in the coming weeks, starting with a home LaLiga game against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
Diego Simeone’s side then meet Sporting CP in the Europa League quarter-final first leg before a derby clash with Real Madrid on April 8.