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Caneira sits out Sporting decider

Published: Friday 24 November 2006, 10.53CET
Marco Caneira will miss Sporting Clube de Portugal's bid to move into the UEFA Cup at the expense of FC Spartak Moskva on Matchday 6 with an ankle injury.
Published: Friday 24 November 2006, 10.53CET

Caneira sits out Sporting decider

Marco Caneira will miss Sporting Clube de Portugal's bid to move into the UEFA Cup at the expense of FC Spartak Moskva on Matchday 6 with an ankle injury.

Sporting Clube de Portugal defender Marco Caneira will be out of action for at least three weeks after damaging his right ankle in Wednesday's 1-0 UEFA Champions League defeat at FC Internazionale Milano.

Early concern
The Portuguese international had to be substituted in the opening minutes of the Group B encounter and it was initially feared that he had suffered a break. However, further tests showed that he had only twisted the ankle. None the less, Caneira will miss the crucial home game against FC Spartak Moskva on 5 December when Sporting will be looking for at least a draw in order to secure a place in the UEFA Cup. The versatile 27-year-old will also miss the showdown with SL Benfica in the Portuguese Liga on 1 December.

Last updated: 24/11/06 11.17CET

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