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Alex Livesey

Bits and bobs ahead of the weekend's internationals:

Report: Ramires out of Brazil friendlies with injury - We Ain't Got No History

Brazilian doctors have reported confirmed his absence with a thigh injury, while David Luiz may also miss out

Newcastle's Debuchy withdrawn from France squad (From The Northern Echo)

NEWCASTLE full-back Mathieu Debuchy has withdrawn from the France squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain due to the thigh injury suffered in yesterdays defeat at Wigan.

Newcastle ace Mathieu Debuchy could face City - Football - Shields Gazette

MATHIEU Debuchy has a chance of facing Manchester City when the Premier League resumes – despite suffering an injury at the DW Stadium.

Wilshere Injury Worse Than Feared - The Short Fuse

Jack Wilshere's injury is worse than feared, but no one is sure how long he'll be sidelined.

Baggies to deal with Odemwingie - TEAMtalk | Latest Football News, Results and Fixtures

West Brom have confirmed that they will deal internally with striker Peter Odemwingie's latest Twitter outbursts against the club.

This Much We Know – Gameweek 30 @ Fantasy Football Tips, News and Views from Fantasy Football Scout

As we wave farewell to a Gameweek that failed to deliver the anticipated bounty of points, we assess the lessons learned. How Luis Suarez turns nasty when the goals go missing, how Everton’s recovery could be short-lived and consider whether it’s time to severe ties with treasured assets, with motivation now a key factor.

On Callum McManaman's Tackle and Roberto Martinez's Reaction - Coming Home Newcastle

Callum McManaman's tackle on Massadio Haidara has caused plenty of reaction around the footballing world, including an irrational defense from his manager. Here's why he's wrong.

Monday Moan: RM just another hypocrite - TEAMtalk | Football | Interactive

Mark Holmes points out Roberto Martinez's hypocrisy but praises the reaction of Alan Pardew and Brendan Rodgers to defeats over the weekend.

FA will not take action against Callum McManaman -

In a somewhat surprising move, the English FA has decided to not retroactively punish Wigan's Callum McManaman for his horror tackle over the weekend because an official saw the challenge.