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Nigeria's Mikel out of World Cup

05 Jun 2010 10:01:45

Nigeria's Mikel out of World Cup

Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi has been ruled out of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with a knee injury.Mikel joins fellow Chelsea stars Michael Essien and Michael Ballack in missing out through injury, while Didier Drogba is a major doubt. The 23-year-old underwent minor knee surgery in May and feels he has not recovered sufficiently. "We have dropped Mikel from the squad after he said he did not want to risk his career," said a Nigeria spokesman. Nigeria will replace Obi Mikel with.... read more


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