Newcastle midfielder to miss next weekend’s game against Stoke

INTERNATIONAL DUTY ... Cheik Tiote.
INTERNATIONAL DUTY ... Cheik Tiote.
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NEWCASTLE United will be without midfielder Cheik Tiote for at least another week after Ivory Coast made it into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Tiote missed their 3-1 quarter-final win over Algeria yesterday, but is expected to be fit for their semi-final on Wednesday, which will be against DR Congo.

Whatever the result of that match, the 28-year-old will miss Newcastle’s Premier League encounter will Stoke City next Sunday.

Should the Ivorians lose their semi-final, they will take part in a third-place play-off on Saturday, with the final scheduled for Sunday.