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Papiss Cisse could miss Newcastle's match with Swansea
Published : 15 Nov 2012 15:27:01
Papiss Cisse could miss Newcastle's match with Swansea Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says striker Papiss Cisse may miss Saturday's game with Swansea City because of a row with Senegal. Cisse was due to meet up with Senegal ahead of Wednesday's friendly in Niger but withdrew due to a back problem.
Senegal are now understood to be threatening to invoke Fifa's five-day rule after claiming they were not sent details of Cisse's medical condition
"We have a bit of an issue going on with the federation," said Pardew.
Cisse, 27, has scored three times this season for Newcastle, who have won just once in six attempts in the league.
His absence against Swansea, who sit one place and one point below the Magpies in the table, would be a setback for Newcastle. Pardew insists the club informed Senegal of Cisse's back problem, sustained in last Sunday's 1-0 defeat to West Ham, and sent off details of the player's medical condition, but have since been told they were not received.
"We feel we have covered all the bases to give them the information," he added.
"But they seem not to have received it, so we are in discussions with Senegal and the FA about his availability for Saturday."