German club 1. FC Kaiserslautern will be without midfield player Dimitrios Grammozis until the new year because of a knee injury.
Scans reveal torn ligament
Grammozis had been troubled by the joint in recent days, and scans revealed he had torn a ligament. Club doctor Hans-Werner Schmalenbach insisted the 25-year-old would escape surgery and undergo light treatment instead. However, Grammozis will not return to action before the winter break in mid-December - a blow for the side lying 12th in the Bundesliga.
Stabæk stadium approved
Norwegian club Stabæk IF have had their stadium plans approved by the local city council. The new ground will be built at Fornebu, the site of Oslo's former airport. "It is a dream come true," club chairman Ingebrigt Steen Jensen said. "We can finally prepare for a stadium that has everything Stabæk needs as a club."
The new stadium is estimated to cost around €37m and will have a 15,000 capacity. It is due for completion in 2006. In the meantime Stabæk, who finished third in the Norwegian Premier Division and qualified for the 2004/05 UEFA Cup, will continue to play at the Nadderud stadium.
Wolves reject Gascoigne
Premiership side Wolverhampton Wanderers FC will not be signing former English international Paul Gascoigne. The 36-year-old midfield player had been training with the club in recent weeks, but they have decided against offering him a contract. Wolves manager Dave Jones said of Gascoigne: "He has been fantastic to have around the place and I am sure some other clubs will make him an offer."
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