NEWS
Saturday December 11 2010
Totti and Burdisso dropped over row?

It's reported Roma boss Claudio Ranieri will drop Francesco Totti and Nicolas Burdisso as punishment for their Cluj argument.

The two teammates were spotted bickering as they left the field following the 1-1 draw in Romania this week.

The result still qualified them for the Champions League knock-out phase, but conceding a late equaliser prompted their row over who should've been marking the scorer.

It is now suggested in the media that Ranieri will punish Totti and Burdisso by dropping them from the side to face Bari.

Mirko Vucinic was therefore set to start, but the striker limped off 15 minutes into this morning's training session.

He had already been struggling with a thigh problem earlier this week and suffered a relapse.

It could well push Ranieri to shelve his punishment plan, as Totti is needed in attack.

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