Fabricio Coloccini has been ruled out for up to seven weeks with a back injury, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has confirmed.
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After three years away from the international scene, Fabricio Coloccini has been included among Alejandro Sabella's provisional 18-man squad for Argentina's friendly against Germany next month.
Newcastle United have announced that captain Fabricio Coloccini and goalkeeper Tim Krul have signed new contracts, the pair committing for another four and five years respectively.
Having gone through relegation with Newcastle United and dropped out of the international fold, Argentinian defender Fabricio Coloccini is on the up again in the north-east and spoke frankly to FIFA.com about his career thus far.