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Boro's Alves to miss final games

12 May 2009 14:22:04

Boro's Alves to miss final games

Afonso Alves will miss Middlesbrough's two remaining games this season after breaking his foot in Monday night's 3-1 defeat by Newcastle.The Brazilian striker was tripped by Nicky Butt after 31 minutes and had to be carried off moments later. Butt received a yellow card but Boro manager Gareth Southgate pointed to the incident as the game's turning point. "It was a deliberate foul, it looks like he's broken his foot, it was a big moment in the game," said Southgate. Alves, who joined.... read more


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