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Cisse disappointed to miss Olympics

July 27, 2012
By ESPN staff
Newcastle United striker Papiss Demba Cisse has revealed his disappointment at being asked to miss the Olympic Games by manager Alan Pardew.

Cisse, 27, made a tremendous impact in his first six months as a Newcastle player and was asked by Pardew to rest ahead of the new Premier League season

"It was difficult," Cisse told the Evening Chronicle. "I wanted to play, but I had a discussion with the manager as soon as I got back.

"I wanted to play for my country, as ...

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