Fabricio Coloccini blow for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew


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The Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, is awaiting news of his captain, Fabricio Coloccini, after the defender suffered an injury on international duty.

The Argentina Football Association said the 30-year-old has a hamstring problem and, although he is staying with the squad, coach Alejandro Sabella has drafted in Leandro Desabato. An Argentina statement said: "Coloccini will travel with the squad to continue treatment with the team doctor."