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Czech Republic captain Marek Suchy: Mkhitaryan clash not deliberate

Czech Republic captain Marek Suchy has defended his clash with Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Suchy insisted he was not guilty of deliberately injuring Mkhitaryan on the day the Armenia playmaker returned to England with a problem that could rule him out of the Manchester derby.

Mkhitaryan will miss his country's clash with Denmark on Sunday having sustained a thigh injury following a collision with Suchy in a friendly on Wednesday that earned the Czech defender a yellow card.

"I think it was not some really hard challenge, he was a fast player and I was just standing there," Suchy said.

"We hit each other and I hope he will be okay and it will not be so hard for him and he will not miss so many days. This is football and I will not think about it much more."

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