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PSG's Neymar to miss two Champions League matches with thigh injury

Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar will be out of action for four weeks because of a thigh injury, the Ligue 1 leaders announced on Monday.

"Neymar underwent an MRI [scan] this afternoon... a medical check up will be done in eight days but his return to competition is expected in four weeks depending on the evolution [of the injury]," PSG said in a statement.

The striker is set to miss PSG's two Champions League games against Club Brugge next week and on Nov. 6. He'd already missed PSG's...

Brazil manager Tite defends playing Neymar after latest injury

Brazil national team coach Tite defended his use of Neymar in the squad's 1-1 friendly draw against Nigeria in which the Paris Saint-Germain star limped off after 12 minutes with an injury. 

The latest medical setback for Neymar is the third he has suffered while on national team duty in the last year, and comes as he was gaining his club form with PSG.

When asked about Neymar's injury after the match in Singapore on Sunday, Tite said his No. 10 was "not at all" an injury risk.

"It would be...

England boss Southgate: Maddison learned lesson after casino visit

England manager Gareth Southgate has said that James Maddison has learned a lesson after the Leicester City midfielder was photographed in a casino a day after withdrawing from the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria with a virus.

Maddison, 22, had been expected to make his senior international debut against the Czechs in Prague prior to his withdrawal on the day before the Group A clash, which England went on to lose 2-1.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers...

Alexis Sanchez back at Inter after suffering ankle injury with Chile

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti analyses the impact Alexis Sanchez's injury will have on Inter in the Scudetto race.
The ESPN FC crew are again at odds with Shaka Hislop's "random collection of teams" in his Power Rankings.

Chile captain Alexis Sanchez has been released from the squad to undergo further tests after suffering a left ankle injury in La Roja's friendly draw with Colombia on Saturday.

The Chile FA confirmed that Sanchez suffered "dislocation of tendons in the left ankle" during the 0-0 draw in Alicante, Spain, and will return to Milan to undergo an MRI. He will miss Chile's friendly match against Guinea on Tuesday.

Sanchez is at Inter on loan from Manchester United after a disappointing spell at...