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Zabaleta's marathon trip

07 Oct 2009 17:57:08

INJURED Pablo Zabaleta has flown 7,000 miles to be examined by Argentina's team doctor. And if the defender is declared unfit to play in his country's two vital World Cup qualifiers next week, he will return on the next flight - a round trip of 30 hours! FIFA rules insist that national associations have the right to assess a players' fitness themselves but City staff believe Zabaleta is already struggling to be fit for the Premier League clash at Wigan a week on Sunday.


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