Cissé may miss next match after Senegal row
Alan Pardew, the Newcastle United manager, is hoping the Senegalese FA will relent in their stance on stopping Papiss Cissé from playing in the club's Premier League fixture with Swansea City tomorrow.
Cissé missed his country's friendly with Niger on Wednesday, which has led to the Senegal FA threatening to invoke the five-day rule on the striker, which prevents players playing for their clubs five days after an international fixture – and would keep him out of Newcastle's next game.
The club insist they did send the correct papers through to inform Senegal that the forward had suffered a back injury during Sunday's defeat to West Ham United. Cissé was withdrawn at half-time in the game and Newcastle then made contact, via email, to say the player would not be travelling to face Niger.
"I don't want to fall out with Senegal," said Pardew. "Hopefully the communication, the lines will come together and we can put it right this evening. We feel we have covered all the bases to give them the information, but they seem not to have received it, so we are in discussions with Senegal and the FA about his availability for Saturday. Somewhere along the line, there has been something lost in translation here."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal and Puma unveil world's first left-footed football
Italy vs England player ratings: Did Andros Townsend's goal see him beat Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney to top marks?
WWE Raw results: Brock Lesnar suspended for post-Wrestlemania 31 rampage after losing title to Seth Rollins
WrestleMania 31: The Undertaker begins a new streak after tombstoning Bray Wyatt
Louis van Gaal: Manchester United boss reveals that being a 'slow player' made him a better manager on warts and all documentary
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts
- 3 Martha Stewart accuses Snoop Dogg of 'smoking for four hours' during Justin Bieber Roast
- 4 Google April Fools': company unveils backwards search engine and huggable digital assistant
- 5 April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans