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Blow for Italy and Juventus as star forward Chiesa ruled out for the season
The 24-year-old requires surgery on his ACL, and will miss the Azzurri’s bid to reach the World Cup via the play-offs.
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France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland
The 28-year-old is set to miss the opening two matches of this year’s tournament with knee ligament damage.
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'I spoke to Darren Ferguson at length and he said he was going to be a key player'
Jim Crawford is tipping Jack Taylor for a bright future, after the midfielder’s call up to the senior side.
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Man City captain Silva set to miss top-of-the-table trip to Liverpool
Manager Pep Guardiola says the Spanish playmaker will be out for a minimum of 10 days.
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Man United extend De Gea deal until 2020 as talks on long-term contract continue
The club have activated a one-year extension to ensure the Spanish goalkeeper can’t speak to other interested parties in January.
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Major blow for Man City as club confirms De Bruyne will miss three months
The Belgian international has suffered ligament damage in his knee.
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Man for the big stage Walters still vital for Ireland as he becomes top scorer of the O'Neill era
Tonight’s goal against Austria was his eight under the current management team and 14th in total for the Boys in Green.
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O'Connor: Rob Kearney is a big driver of our environment
The Leinster coach doesn’t think for a second that Northampton will throw in the towel tomorrow in Dublin.