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Robinho unavailable for Brazil game

Published:Friday | November 13, 2009 | 1:54 PM

Manchester City forward Robinho says he will not play in tomorrow’s friendly against England, ending a dispute between Brazil and the Premier League club over his fitness.

City had insisted that Robinho should not play after being sidelined with an ankle injury.

The 25-year-old Brazilian says he did not want to be in the middle of a row between his club and national team.

Meanwhile, England midfielder Frank Lampard will be out for three weeks because of a torn muscle in his left thigh.

The Chelsea player was hurt while training yesterday and pulled out of the friendly against Brazil in Doha.