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Ibrahim Afellay suffers new injury woe (

20 jun 2005 - Source:

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Ibrahim Afellay will not make any more appearances at the World Cup 2005 for countries Under 20. The PSV midfielder has torn his ankle ligaments."It's such a shame", feels Foppe de Haan, coach of the Dutch team U20. "He would have been a useful player in the remaining games."DoetinchemAfellay had just recovered from a hamstring injury. He fell awkwardly on his ankle during the Benin game on Saturday afternoon and had to be carried off the pitch.Meanwhile the players of the Dutch team U20 just carry on and after three successive wins in their group games they will now face Chili in the next round in Doetinchem on Wednesday night. Holland already enjoyed a 2-1 victory over Chili in a warm-up friendly.Foppe de Haan had earlier announced he would like to meet Chili at this stage of the tournament.