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Benteke out for six months

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been ruled out for at least six months after rupturing an Achilles tendon in training on Thursday.

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Christian Benteke: Injury misery for Aston Villa striker

Christian Benteke: Injury misery for Aston Villa striker

Villa confirmed the bad news on their official website and it means the 23-year-old will also miss the World Cup this summer.

Benteke, who has scored 11 goals for Villa this season, was expected to be a key member of the Belgium squad in Brazil.

Villa manager Paul Lambert told the website: "It's a terrible blow both for Christian and for the club.

"He will miss the rest of the season, obviously, and also the World Cup.

"But he'll work hard because that's what he does and he'll come back for us stronger than ever next season."

Vincent Kompany, the Belgium skipper, has tweeted his support to Benteke.

The Manchester City defender wrote: "Wishing you all the strength you need @bentekechris20 and I hope you will recover quickly! We're all with you together!"

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think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

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ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

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ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

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