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Best misses Ireland trip to Tallinn

November 7, 2011
Newcastle striker Leon Best will miss the first leg of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia as he awaits the birth of his first child.

The 25-year-old was a major doubt for Friday's game anyway after suffering groin and toe injuries during Saturday's Premier League win over Everton.

However, manager Alan Pardew also revealed after the game that his wife was due to give birth imminently, and it is understood he will remain on Tyneside before joining ...

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