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AFP

Aguero hospitalised after fainting – report

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Moscow (AFP) – Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was rushed to a local hospital in Krasnodar after he fainted in Argentina’s dressing room during half-time of Tuesday’s friendly with Nigeria, local media reported.

Aguero, who scored the winner in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Russia on Saturday, netted his team’s second goal against Nigeria in the 36th minute in Krasnodar before he was replaced at the break.

Aguero hospitalised after fainting – report

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Moscow (AFP) – Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was rushed to a local hospital in Krasnodar after he fainted in Argentina’s dressing room during half-time of Tuesday’s friendly with Nigeria, local media reported.

Aguero, who scored the winner in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Russia on Saturday, netted his team’s second goal against Nigeria in the 36th minute in Krasnodar before he was replaced at the break.

Stuttgart’s Gentner swallows tongue, saved by doctor

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Berlin (AFP) – Only the quick thinking of VfB Stuttgart’s team doctor rescued captain Christian Gentner, who swallowed his tongue in a horror clash in Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg.

Genter was left bloodied after Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels’ knee caught the midfielder on the head late in the 1-0 home victory.

Stuttgart’s Gentner swallows tongue, saved by doctor

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Berlin (AFP) – Only the quick thinking of VfB Stuttgart’s team doctor rescued captain Christian Gentner, who swallowed his tongue in a horror clash in Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg.

Genter was left bloodied after Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels’ knee caught the midfielder on the head late in the 1-0 home victory.

English Premier League

New EPL Rules Help Doctors Recognize Concussions Among Players

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A new rule was introduced by the Premier League to help protect players from concussions caused by head injuries. Starting with the 2014-2015 season, a doctor in the tunnel (separate from the doctors on either team) will determine a player's ability to rejoin the game after an injury instead of the club's managers.

Kickette Poll: Here Come The Girls!

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We've got to say, while canvassing your opinions as to the hotness quotient of various players is an endless source of fun and amusement for us, too much of a good thing is bad for you. We actually ate so much confectionery yesterday that one of us is dipping in and out of a sugar coma as we write, so you can be sure we've tested the theory thoroughly.

People We’re Not Afraid To Envy: Eva Carneiro, Chelsea FC

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Image:Â Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe.

There are two kinds of women who like football. There are the ones who sit about on their backsides all day leching at players and arguing over who broke the communal nail file, and the ones who do something constructive with it.

Being the ones who have got the former completely and utterly covered, we have time to turn our attention to the other kind.

Brazil

Olympics : Neymar ‘Happy’ That Mexico’s Dos Santos Will Miss Football Final Against Brazil

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It has been confirmed that Mexico's Giovani dos Santos (Carlos Vela's partner-in-crime in the national squad!) will sit out tomorrow night's Olympic football final against Brazil after picking up an injury in his right leg. The team doctor did an MRI scan on the 23-year-old and immediately ruled him out of action for two weeks.

Almost Another Broken Bone For Valencia

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During Ecuador's Copa América match with Paraguay on Sunday, Antonio Valencia hurt the ankle he broke last year. That injury against Celtic kept him out for months last season and there were fears a recurrence had taken place.

Thankfully, Ecuador's team doctor, Tony Ocampo, has today confirmed that Valencia will miss just one game.

Almost Another Broken Bone For Valencia

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During Ecuador's Copa América match with Paraguay on Sunday, Antonio Valencia hurt the ankle he broke last year. That injury against Celtic kept him out for months last season and there were fears a recurrence had taken place.

Thankfully, Ecuador's team doctor, Tony Ocampo, has today confirmed that Valencia will miss just one game.

‘Ronaldo Had To Wear Diapers At Copa America’ – Former Brazil Coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo

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By Chris Wright

With his recent retirement fresh in mind, former Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been remembering Ronaldo fondly regaling Spanish newspaper AS with stories of the 1999 Copa America, in which the Selecao's staff had to take special precautions to accomodate the striker's personal fitness regime:

"Ronaldo was already overweight, and we explored every possible way of making him drop some pounds.

Andriy Shevchenko

England v Ukraine – where to put your bets

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England v Ukraine (7.45pm KO, Live on ITV1)

England bid to book their place in the quarter-finals against the co-hosts and it will be a major shock if they don't rise to the task and get the job done.

The Three Lions go into the game knowing that a draw will be good enough to book them a place in the last eight, and that outcome is a 3.

Where To Put Your Money: England vs Ukraine

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England v Ukraine (7.45pm KO, Live on ITV1)

England go into the game knowing that a draw will be good enough to book them a place in the quarter-finals, and that outcome is a 3.4 shot with Boylesports.

The Three Lions can be backed at a top priced 2.25 with Paddy Power to do it in style with a victory, while Ukraine are 3.

Ukraine coach suspects German sabotage after team struck down with food poisoning

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Ukraine final warm-up game before Euro 2012 resulted in a 2-0 loss to Turkey on Tuesday night, but the co-hosts were hampered by a bout of food poisoning that put ten players out of action.

Coach Oleg Blokhin has said that Andriy Shevchenko, Andriy Voronin and Taras Mykhalyk were among those who complained of stomach upsets early on Tuesday morning, while Anatoly Tymoshchuk was still being treated on a drip after the game.

Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin suggests food poisoning ‘sabatoge’

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Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin reckons an attempt to sabotage his players could be behind an outbreak of food poisoning among the squad. The illness affected 10 players ahead of Ukraine's 2-0 defeat to Turkey, which was held in Germany, and Blokhin suspects foul play. He said: "It happened in Germany, but it is impossible to [.

Toronto FC

Dynamo, or some facsimile, aim for Vancouver

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I have a list of Houston Dynamo players for you. Check this out:

Jermaine Taylor

Geoff Cameron

Je-Vaughn Watson

Andre Hainault

Will Bruin

Alex Dixon

Kofi Sarkodie

Take a good look, because unless you are watching World Cup qualifiers or checking out the local team doctor's office, those are the only looks you're likely to get of the Absent Seven.

Sakata: Gomez Thigh Muscle Tear Means Missed Time With Panama

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Panamanian National Team assistant captain Gabriel Gomez will miss today's friendly against Jamaica and may miss the country's two upcoming 2014 World Cup Qualifying games, according to David Sakata of Diario Pro.

Gomez was evaluated on Wednesday by the team doctor, Gerinaldo Martinez, who requested that the player have a sonogram.

free kick

Italian Referee Daniele Doveri Dislocates Own Shoulder Signalling For Free Kick (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Well, this is a new one on us. Napoli arrested their five-game Serie A winless slump with a 2-0 home win over Novara yesterday, but not before the match had to be put on ice for nearly 20 minutes with just two minutes played while referee Daniele Doveri had to have his shoulder.

DTotD: Collision with his own keeper knocks out Olof Mellberg

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Olympiakos goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri used defender Olof Mellberg to break his fall after clearing a free kick in the 32nd minute of Tuesday's Europa League win over Rubin Kazan. Mellberg appeared woozy and disoriented as Megyeri tried to shake it out of him after calling over the team doctor.

Major League Soccer

Ferreira out up to 8 weeks with foot fracture

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David Ferreira's 2012 comeback season has yet to materialize, as the 2010 MLS MVP's return to the field has suffered yet another setback.

Ferreira will miss the next 6-to-8 weeks after suffering a small fracture in his right foot, FC Dallas announced on Tuesday. The procedure will be performed today by the same doctor who operated on Ferreira's broken ankle, which he suffered last April.

Henry flies to London to visit Muamba

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Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba is receiving all kinds of support from around the soccer community as he continues his recovery from a sudden cardiac arrest, including one touching gesture from an MLS star who happens to be one of his former teammates.

Twellman: Revs Ignored My Concussion

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Man, when I first read this I was totally shocked, then I was totally angry. Part of the reason why I had to really stop playing competitively was because of concussions. Thankfully I didn't have a team doctor that treated my injury like this.

Twellman went on to explain in the article that he was seeing double and at some point he was completely helpless.

Tuesday's Column: Despite concussion, classy Southern California native Conrad bows out of MLS with sense of humor intact

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Dressed in a black suit for his self-described wake, Chivas USA defender Jimmy Conrad bade farewell to MLS last Thursday (Photo courtesy Chivas USA).

Read about the reasons for Jimmy Conrad's retirement in today's column.

Incidentally, MLS sent me a few more details of the enhanced protocols they implemented to deal with concussions, which include:

*Outside consultation - Every team has an independent neuropsychologist who works with the team doctor and head trainer to administer tests and interpret the results.

African football

Why Senegal failed at Africa Cup of Nations 2012

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Why Senegal failed at Africa Cup of Nations 2012 is a post from: Just Football

My latest African football column for FourFourTwo looks at Senegal, who slumped to bottom of their group and an early trip home despite being one of the pre-tournament favourites. Why did they fail?

Group A: African Cup of Nations Preview (Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Zambia)

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Group A: African Cup of Nations Preview (Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Zambia) is a post from: Just Football

No introductions, you know what this is. The African Cup of Nations 2012, in all its resplendent glory. This will be the 28th edition of the Cup of Nations and the third covered on Just Football after 2008 and 2010.

The Rest

New Blackburn boss Henning Boss calls himself mad and says he has no credibility in Back To The Future kind of way

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Henning Berg is set to be unveiled as the new manager of Blackburn Rovers tomorrow morning. The Norwegian's decision to return to his former club to take over the lead role in the Ewood Park pantomime might seem a little crazy to some. Indeed, just a few months ago it seemed that way to Berg. [...]


Euro 2012: France’s Yann M’Vila makes progress but is a doubt for England

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This article titled "Euro 2012: France's Yann M'Vila makes progress but is a doubt for England" was written by Marcus Christenson, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 8th June 2012 09.14 UTC

The France midfielder Yann M'Vila is unlikely to be fit to face England on Monday 11 June despite making a "spectacular recovery" from his ankle injury.

DTotD: APOEL’s Paulo Jorge gets teeth knocked out by teammate’s back

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(Warning: Video shows a man pulling teeth out of his head.)

Real Madrid beat APOEL Nicosia 5-2 in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal to advance by a comfortable 8-2 margin. Though the Man of the Match award surely went to a Real player, the most hardcore footballer of the day honor goes to APOEL defender Paulo Jorge.

Gerrard Backs New Campaign

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Steven Gerrard has lent his support to a new initiative that aims to tackle the growing issue of obesity and associated disease in youngsters in the UK.
The Liverpool Football Club Foundation teamed up with the Zesh Rehman Foundation to pilot the 'Get Up, Get Moving' project at the city's Shorefields secondary school.

Fabrice Muamba ‘in effect’ dead for 78 minutes, Thierry Henry flys 5,000 miles to visit him

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If there was somehow any doubt as to just how impressive the efforts to save Bolton's 23-year-old defender Fabrice Muamba after he collapsed on the pitch from a cardiac arrest during Saturday's FA Cup quarterfinal against Tottenham, the latest details to emerge should clear it up.

Muamba's heart stopped beating on its own for a total of 78 minutes on Saturday, according to Bolton team doctor Jonathan Tobin.

Eva Carneiro’s Job Is Safe At Chelsea – Saints Be Praised! (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Good news everybody, we are hearing this morning that Eva Carneiro is to stay on as Chelsea's first-team doctor despite the untimely sacking of the man, over the weekend, who had the grace, foresight and endeavour to appoint her back in the summer one Andres Villas-Boas.

Unlucky Gonzalez suffers serious injury

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Omar Gonzalez will return to LA Galaxy after suffering a serious injury in his first training session while on loan with German side FC Nurnberg.

The 23-year-old defender will have surgery for a left ACL rupture after colliding with right-back and fellow American Timothy Chandler. He has officially been recalled from his loan spell by the Galaxy to undergo treatment.

The end is nigh for Gennaro Gattuso

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AC Milan veteran Gennaro Gattuso has been diagnosed with a serious affliction to his left eye which is causing double vision and which will see him sit on the sidelines for a good length of time. Milan's team Doctor Tavana has said Gattuso is suffering from a paralysis in his sixth cranial nerve which is [.

Arsenal Lose Sagna For Three Months With Broken Leg

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The French FA have confirmed that Arsenal right back Bacary Sagna broke his leg in the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and will be out for around three months.

"The France team doctor, Fabrice Bryand, was informed by his Arsenal colleague of an unstable fracture to Bacary Sagna's right fibula," a FFF statement said.

Soccer Games: Carlos Tevez still touch and go for FA Cup final

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Manchester City are still some way from being able to predict whether their captain Carlos Tevez will be available for selection for their FA Cup final on May 14th. The Argentinean striker suffered a hamstring injury last month and will face a real race against time to recover in time to lead his team out at Wembley for the season's showpiece final.

Goodson sidelined with broken toe

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Brondby IF and United States centerback Clarence Goodson has a broken toe that will keep him out of action and almost definitely exclude him from the U.S. roster for the upcoming friendlies against Argentina and Paraguay.

Goodson did not play in Brondby's 2-0 win over Sonderjyske over the weekend, and according to this report from Denmark, Brondby's team doctor said Goodson is expected to miss a few weeks.