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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."


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.

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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