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Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Terry ruled out of Club World Cup


LONDON — Chelsea captain John Terry has been ruled out of the Club World Cup because of an ongoing knee injury.

The defender damaged ligaments in his right knee a month ago, and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez says the long flight to Japan wouldn't help his recovery.

"The inflammation during the flight will not be the best thing for him so he will not travel," Benitez said. "He wanted to go and to help, but it's better that he stays here.

"We don't know when he will play. We have to wait and see how he reacts."

Chelsea's first game at the Club World Cup is the semifinal match Thursday against either Ulsan Hyundai or Monterrey in Yokohama.

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