Knee in­jury grounds Spain de­fender

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Madrid: Real Madrid de­fender Ser­gio Ramos suf­fered a knee lig­a­ment sprain dur­ing Spain’s World Cup qual­i­fy­ing win over Al­ba­nia on Sun­day. The 30-year-old was re­placed in the 80th minute af­ter he fell awk­wardly. The club have con­firmed that the Span­ish cap­tain sus­tained a grade two tear of his me­dial col­lat­eral lig­a­ment. Ramos is re­ported to be out for a month, which could see him miss four La Liga matches, in­clud­ing a clash against lo­cal ri­vals Atletico Madrid. He would also miss both Cham­pi­ons League group stage matches against Le­gia War­saw and be a doubt for Spain’s World Cup qual­i­fier against Mace­do­nia on Satur­day, Novem­ber 12. BBC London: Eng­land cap­tain Wayne Rooney says he is in a “dif­fi­cult pe­riod” af­ter he was dropped for this morn­ing’s World Cup qual­i­fier against Slove­nia. In­terim man­ager Gareth South­gate said the de­ci­sion was tac­ti­cal and not a re­flec­tion of the for­ward’s form. Rooney, who was booed by sec­tions of the Wem­b­ley crowd dur­ing Satur­day’s 2-0 win over Malta, has not started Manch­ester United’s past three matches. The 30-year-old said there was “no em­bar­rass­ment” in be­ing on the bench. BBC to launch a deal worth more than £200m ($FJ508m) to sign the Brazil­ian star from the Nou Camp. PSG were knocked back af­ter an ap­proach in the trans­fer win­dow when club pres­i­dent Nasser Al-Khe­laifi failed TO tempt the 24-year-old into a move, but now it seems he’s will­ing to do what­ever it takes to bring Ney­mar to Paris. The Qatari born busi­ness­man would re­port­edly of­fer Ney­mar a salary to match Lionel Messi’s wage, which would be worth around £22.5m ($FJ57.21m) each year un­til 2021. But if he does move, Ney­mar would have a range of clauses in his con­tract to boost his pay packet. PSG were re­port­edly close to land­ing the Brazil­ian last sum­mer, and as he is yet to sign a new deal with his Cata­lan club, Ney­mar’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives used PSG’s in­ter­est to give them the up­per hand when ne­go­ti­at­ing with Barca. Ney­mar turned down a new Barca con­tract of­fer worth £36m ($FJ91.5m) as it was £2m ($FJ5m) off what Messi’s deal is worth. Fox Sports im­pressed with a dou­ble in Satur­day’s 4-0 win over San Marino. Laf­ferty is vy­ing for a start with Josh Ma­gen­nis and Conor Washington. Nor­wich City for­ward Laf­ferty con­tin­ues to pros­per at in­ter­na­tional level but was dropped to the bench against San Marino af­ter play­ing only 46 min­utes for his club since last month’s goal­less draw with the Czech Repub­lic. BBC

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