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Captain Cisse considering Senegal future

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Papiss Cisse is considering his position as Senegal captain after being prevented from playing in Newcastle's clash with Swansea on Saturday afternoon.

The 27-year-old was unavailable to manager Alan Pardew after the Senegal Football Federation, with the support of FIFA, invoked the governing body's five-day rule following his failure to report for international duty in midweek because of a back injury.

Cisse said: "I love playing for my country and would only withdraw from a squad - for either a friendly or competitive game - for a genuine reason. I am fully supportive of the position my club has adopted in this matter and am sorry that the Federation seem to doubt my honesty and integrity. I will now consider if I wish to continue to captain my country."

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