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Chelsea's De Bruyne dismisses injury reports

Chelsea forward Kevin de Bruyne has dismissed reports of an injury sustained while on international duty with Belgium.

Earlier it was suggested the 22-year-old had sustained an ankle injury and was taken to hospital, making him doubtful for the Group A leaders' match with Croatia on Friday.

De Bruyne wrote on Twitter: "Just to say. I'm fully fit for the game against croatie. No injury at all."

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Gillet appeal rejected

Jean-Francois Gillet is an experienced international. Credit: PA

Torino goalkeeper Jean-Francois Gillet has had his appeal against a 43-month ban from football for alleged involvement in match-fixing at former club Bari rejected by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

The Belgian keeper, 34, was the most high-profile player who faced charges of sporting fraud in relation to both Bari's defeat to Treviso on May 11, 2008 and their subsequent loss to Salernitana on May 23, 2009.

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Knockout night for Benteke

Christian Benteke was involved in a series of bruising collisions while inspiring Belgium to a 4-2 friendly victory over the USA. Credit: BRUNO FAHY/Belga/Press Association Images
The in-demand Aston Villa titan played body Tetris with Jermaine Jones while challenging for the ball in Cleveland. Credit: BRUNO FAHY/Belga/Press Association Images
But the Americans could not stop the 22-year-old as he netted twice, in between goals from Kevin Mirallas and Marouaine Fellaini. Credit: BRUNO FAHY/Belga/Press Association Images
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