West Ham ace injures Hammers teammate on international duty: Alex Kral launched into a challenge on his club teammate Andriy Yarmolenko yesterday.

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The Czech Republic took on Ukraine during a friendly.

Yarmolenko’s day ended early, however.

Kral, 23, crunched into a challenge during the 1-1 draw last night in the 73 minute and Yarmolenko bore the brunt of it.

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Alex Kral in action for Czech Republic (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

The Czech midfielder was duly booked before Yarmolenko went off injured.

West Ham ace injures Hammers teammate on international duty

Kral obviously didn’t mean to hurt his new teammate. Considering the fact that the match was a friendly, however, the challenge was rather excessive.

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Andriy Yarmolenko in action for Ukraine earlier this summer (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Those who are gloating on Twitter about Yarmo’s injury are tasteless. There is no place for that classless behaviour at our football club

Let’s hope that the 31-year-old’s injury isn’t as serious as first feared and he returns to action as soon as possible.


David Moyes needs all hands on deck at the London Stadium.

Here’s a glimpse of the kind of things Yarmolenko can do:

Yarmolenko can be a game-changer on his day. Sure, he has been very poor since returning from injury.

The attacker, who joined from Dortmund for £18m three years ago (Football Insider), can still make a difference for us this season during tight games.

He won’t start many, that’s for sure. But he’s not a bad option to have off the bench.

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Hopefully Kral’s tackle didn’t cause too much damage to Yarmo last night.

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