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Cesc Fabregas brings wrong passport to Moscow, detained in airport ahead of Champions League tie

Barcelona chiefs eventually resolved the situation and the midfielder was granted a temporary visa.

Cesc Fabregas: wrong passport. (File photo)
Cesc Fabregas: wrong passport. (File photo)
Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

BARCELONA MIDFIELDER Cesc Fabregas had to be granted a temporary Russian visa to join his teammates in Moscow after failing a border control, ITAR-TASS news agency reported this morning.

Fabregas was held up when he arrived at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport with the Spanish giants to play the Champions League Group G match with local side Spartak tomorrow.

Reports said that the 25-year-old Spaniard ran into trouble at passport control in the airport because he has two passports and took the wrong one on his trip to Moscow.

The footballer stayed in the airport while the rest of the team went to their Moscow hotel, before his club chiefs resolved the problem.

- © AFP, 2012

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