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Nov 4, 2014

Racist abuse “a disgrace” and FIFA must act, says Toure

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said the abuse he suffered on social media is “a disgrace” and called for world soccer’s governing body FIFA to reassess the way they deal with racism.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating claims that the Ivorian was racially abused within hours of re-activating his Twitter account on Monday.

Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-Police investigate abuse aimed at Toure

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Greater Manchester Police are investigating claims that Manchester City’s Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was racially abused within hours of re-activating his Twitter account on Monday.

The force said they had been contacted following complaints that he had been targeted after tweeting again following a five-month break.

Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-City’s Lampard, Kolarov and Silva to miss CSKA match

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, midfielder Frank Lampard and playmaker David Silva will miss Wednesday’s Champions League match against CSKA Moscow, coach Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday.

Kolarov missed Sunday’s derby win over Manchester United with a calf injury and will be out for a month, while Lampard, who said on Monday he hoped to recover in time from a thigh injury, should be fit by next week.

Nov 4, 2014

Lampard could be fit to face CSKA

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, who has missed four matches with a thigh injury, says he could play a part in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old has been sidelined since sustaining the injury in City’s 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Oct. 18 but has told the club’s website (www.mcfc.co.uk) the injury was not as bad as he thought and he had a chance of making a return.

Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-Lampard could be fit to face CSKA

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, who has missed four matches with a thigh injury, says he could play a part in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old has been sidelined since sustaining the injury in City’s 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Oct. 18 but has told the club’s website (www.mcfc.co.uk) the injury was not as bad as he thought and he had a chance of making a return.

Nov 4, 2014

Police asked to investigate racist Twitter abuse of Toure

LONDON (Reuters) – The police have been called to investigate claims that Manchester City’s Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was racially abused within hours of re-activating his Twitter account on Monday.

The 31-year-old left Twitter five months ago to focus on the World Cup but within hours of sending his first tweet on the social network site since then, he was subjected to racist insults, the Anti-Discrimination group Kick It Out said in a statement.

Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-Police asked to investigate racist Twitter abuse of Toure

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The police have been called to investigate claims that Manchester City’s Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was racially abused within hours of re-activating his Twitter account on Monday.

The 31-year-old left Twitter five months ago to focus on the World Cup but within hours of sending his first tweet on the social network site since then, he was subjected to racist insults, the Anti-Discrimination group Kick It Out said in a statement.

Nov 4, 2014

Bug rules Arsenal’s Wilshere out of Anderlecht game

LONDON (Reuters) – Midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss Arsenal’s Champions League match with Anderlecht on Tuesday because he has picked up a sickness bug and is not well enough to play, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Monday.

Wilshere was absent for only the second time this season when Arsenal beat Burnley 3-0 in the Premier League on Saturday and Wenger confirmed at his pre-match news conference, that the 22-year-old England international would not play on Tuesday.

Nov 4, 2014

Manchester City have no margin for errors against CSKA

LONDON (Reuters) – Everyone at Manchester City is flying high after the 1-0 derby win over Manchester United at the weekend but they could all come crashing back to earth after Wednesday’s meeting with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

The English top-flight champions, with striker Sergio Aguero in outstanding form, should in theory be too strong for their Russian counterparts at the Etihad Stadium, a year to the day since City won the corresponding fixture 5-2.

Nov 4, 2014

Man City have no margin for errors against CSKA

LONDON (Reuters) – Everyone at Manchester City is flying high after the 1-0 derby win over Manchester United at the weekend but they could all come crashing back to earth after Wednesday’s meeting with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

The English top-flight champions, with striker Sergio Aguero in outstanding form, should in theory be too strong for their Russian counterparts at the Etihad Stadium, a year to the day since City won the corresponding fixture 5-2.