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International Break Impact Sees Tevez Knacked

International Break Impact Sees Tevez Knacked



AFP Reuters has revealed that Carlos Tevez was injured during Argentina's 3-1 World Cup defeat. Our transatlantic stars would have been drained for Arsenal at any rate...

Argentina and Brazil's remaining World Cup clashes against Paraguay and Chile respectively aren't due to kick off until midnight and 2am British Summer Time on Thursday morning.

Any alarm bells over injuries to Tevez and the earlier reported Robinho can be countered somewhat by the fact that neither jet lagged player would be back at Ringway until 36 hours before kick of against The Gooners at the earliest.

The story is that Tevez has twisted his right knee. Allied to Robbie's thigh injury, you can never be sure at what rate injuries of that sort will heal.

Well, if this correspondent was patrolling the Eastlands' technical box on Saturday, I would plan for Tevez and Robinho to not feature and concentrate on getting them fit for the Manchester Derby. A bonus if either of them can make the bench.

What do you reckon? Opportunity knocks for Rigsby Petrov and Craig Bellamy? Benjani still injured of course. Give us your views both here and in the Vital MC Forums.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday September 7 2009
Time: 7:52PM

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If they're both injured and won't figure on Wednesday then are they going to be flying back earlier as what benefit is there in staying in South America until the time that they would have flown back if they'd played?
Kevinho
07/09/2009 21:19:00
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Tevez hasnt hit form yet and i dont think he will be a big loss at this stage. Hes still struggling from not having a full pre season. Bellamy has been alot sharper and ireland can be pushed further forward, for de jong to come in alongside barry. Tevez will be class eventually. No doubt!
enzo city
07/09/2009 22:26:00
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I know they'd both be jet-lagged, but would have made decent impact subs agains l'arse. Will have to hope that Petrov can grab the opportunity on the left flank whilst Bellamy occupies the Tevez role. Hope Tevez is fit for the derby though, he'll certainly have a point to prove!
fifthcolumnblue
07/09/2009 22:35:00
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This looks like the perfect stage for Petrov to show what he can do... I hope he gets the chance
sindbad
08/09/2009 05:10:00
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City have plenty of options to cover these guys so we won't lose too much. These sort of things make me hate those damn international breaks even more.
bluesnozza
08/09/2009 05:30:00
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I agree with Enzo... I reckon if they're both knacked then Bellamy and De Jong will start with Ireland playing a more advanced role. Petrov will only play as a last resort now I reckon.
MCFC_Goatboy
08/09/2009 08:18:00
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The story goes that both countries will be keep the players with them, even though injured.
Johnny Baguette
08/09/2009 08:43:00
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