HOLLAND right-back Jeremie Frimpong has limped out of training in tears ahead of his country's World Cup last 16 tie with USA.
The Dutch booked their place in the knockout stages as group winners with a 2-0 victory over Qatar on Tuesday.
Louis van Gaal's men will now face Gregg Berhalter's American outfit on Saturday after they beat Iran 1-0 to progress as the runners-up of Group B behind England.
And while Holland will go into the match as the favourites, they may have to try and win the game without defender Frimpong, 21.
The three-time World Cup finalists returned to training on Wednesday as they prepare to bid for a quarter-final spot.
But Bayer Leverkusen full-back Frimpong failed to complete the session.
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He was filmed in a heap on the floor and appeared to be crying as he covered his face with a bib.
A member of the coaching staff came over to look at his right leg, before Frimpong departed training earlier than the rest of the squad.
It is set to leave Van Gaal with little in the shape of back-up for first choice right wing-back Denzel Dumfries.
Frimpong, who was recently linked with a move to Manchester United, is yet to feature at the World Cup having been an unused substitute in all three group games.
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He would have hoped to make some form of impact in the latter stages of the competition, but now injury threatens to scupper those plans.
Van Gaal's squad are seeking an even better run than they managed under the former Manchester United boss back in 2014.
Eight years ago, they reached the semi-finals before being eliminated on penalties by Argentina.
They subsequently failed to qualify for the 2018 tournament, but have kicked off this year's edition with wins over Senegal and Qatar and a draw against Ecuador.
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