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Jali flying to US for tests on heart

»South African World Cup hopeful Andile Jali is being sent on Saturday to see experts in America after tests discovered the midfielder has a heart condition, reports Reuters from Johannesburg.
Jali, who is only 20 and made his international debut earlier this year, had a mild cardiovascular condition detected in routine tests of players in the 30-man preliminary World Cup squad, the South African Football Association said.
Jali was tested twice after a routine assessment found a possible heart problem and a second medical opinion was sought. The second test, communicated to the association last Monday, confirmed the initial findings.

Build attack around me: Robbie
»The Netherlands should build their attack around striker Robin van Persie supported by Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart, Van Persie has said, reports Reuters from Hoenderloo in the Netherlands.
The four players have agreed that this formation would give the Dutch the best chance of success at next month's World Cup.

"I heard their opinions and it pleases me that we appreciate each other's qualities," Van Persie said. "It is a party to play with them. They all are good players who are creative and think offensive." That formation would leave Dirk Kuyt out of the side. Kuyt replaced Van Persie in the qualifier agai-nst Macedonia and started the other seven matches, scoring three goals.
"Nothing negative about Kuyt, who is a good player and deserved his credit but this is my opinion," Van Persie added. "But finally it will be the coach’s decision.”

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