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Sevilla Striker Fabiano to Have Treatment in Brazil
    2008-10-02 08:41:07     Xinhua

Sevilla football club confirmed on Wednesday that their Brazilian international striker Luis Fabiano is to return to his homeland for treatment.


Fabiano, who scored his side's winning goal in their 1-0 win away to Atletico Madridat the weekend, damaged a groin muscle in the game.


With World Cup qualifying fixtures due to be played the second weekend of October, the Brazilian Football Federation wants to see if he will be in condition to play their next two games -- against Venezuela and Colombia. Sevilla has indicated that they would not object the player leaving early.


"The Sevilla forward, Luis Fabiano will travel to Brazil tomorrow (Thursday) for his injury to be observed by doctors from the Brazilian Federation," informs the official Sevilla website.


"The Sevilla striker has asked the club to allow him to travel to his country so he can join up with the Brazil squad and for the coach Carlos Dunga to have first hand information over his injury, " the statement said.


"The club has no objections as there is no way he would have been fit for the weekend game against Athletic Bilbao and the first game he could re-appear in is against Almeria on October 19, " it said.


While Luis Fabiano is flying to Brazil, his teammates are in Salzburg for a UEFA Cup tie they will play on Thursday.



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