Manchester City face nervous Robinho wait

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Manchester City will be anxious to check on Robinho's fitness after the star forward was substituted with an injury during Brazil's World Cup qualifier against Colombia last night.

Robinho was replaced by AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato in the 63rd minute as his country were held to a goalless draw at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro and were barracked by their own supporters.

The City star, who joined the club for a British record £32.5m transfer fee in the summer transfer window, spoke to the local press after the game.

"The fans have a right (to boo)," he said.

"I had an awful match. In fact, all the team played bad.

"But it is also true that the Colombians committed many fouls and did not allow us to play."