Robert out for a month

Last updated : 07 November 2002 By Martyn Elliott

The injury happened during extra-time in last night’s clash, but the Frenchman played on and took one of the unsuccessful penalties in the shoot-out.

"Laurent took a nasty elbow in the face and he's been to hospital and had an X-ray," Sir Bobby told the BBC.

"Unfortunately this has shown he has fractured his cheekbone and we are expecting to be without him for around a month."

Hugo Viana is expected to deputise during Robert’s absence.