Ayo Akinola ruled out of U-20 World Cup

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United States of America striker, Ayo Akinola, has been ruled out of the U-20 World Cup set to take place in Poland.

The United States announced on Wednesday that the Toronto FC forward had been ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury.

LA Galaxy right back, Julian Araujo, will take his place in the squad after being on the original 50 players roaster.

Akinola, 19, is a product of Toronto FC’s (TFC) academy and has one goal in four appearances across all competitions for TFC this season.

The United States will face Ukraine, Nigeria and Qatar in Group D at the U-20 World Cup in Poland, starting Friday against Ukraine.