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Arturo Vidal

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Juventus  Serie A


Chile

Birthdate:  May 22, 1987    Birthplace:  Santiago, Chile    Nationality:  Chile    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  165 lbs    

November 7, 2014    Arturo Vidal News

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Vidal, who is suspended for this weekend's match against Parma, underwent a medical test on his knee in Barcelona before heading to Chile for the international break, and everything checked out normally, according to Juventus' official website.

Vidal has dealt with a knee issue since the World Cup, though he's still been able to score three goals in his eight Serie A appearances this season.

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October 27, 2014

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Vidal scored in the 32nd minute in Juventus' victory over Palermo on Sunday.

Vidal was also shown a yellow card during Saturday's match, but the Chilean has now scored three goals in only four league starts this season.

October 11, 2014

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Vidal played all 90 minutes for Chile in their international friendly with Peru on Friday, but national coach Jorge Sampaoli said Vidal felt pain in his knee after the match, Goal.com reports.

The severity of the injury has yet to be determined, but it's a tough hit for Vidal, who was slowed with a thigh injury earlier this season.

September 25, 2014

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Vidal scored two goals during Juventus' 3-0 Serie A Win over Cesena on Wednesday.

While he started the season off relatively slowly, Vidal was a beast Wednesday, bagging his first brace since Jan. 18 against Sampdoria last season. Vidal isn't a huge scorer, but has reached double-digit goals in back-to-back seasons, keeping him popular in most fantasy leagues.

September 19, 2014

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Vidal has been included on Juventus' travel roster for its contest Saturday against AC Milan, Football Italia reports.

It is uncertain if he will start the match.

September 9, 2014

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Vidal picked up a thigh injury on international duty and is expected to miss an undisclosed amount of time, Football Italia reports.

With Andrea Pirlo already out, this could be a big setback for Juventus.

August 18, 2014

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Vidal continues to sit out preseason friendlies, but manager Massimiliano Allegri said he expects Vidal to be ready for the Serie A opener Aug. 30 against Chievo.

Allegri said that Vidal's knee has not completely healed following the World Cup, and that he still needs a little more training before participating in any matches. Vidal has also been heavily linked to Premier League side Manchester United, although Juve have claimed his lack of match play is not because of a potential transfer.

August 6, 2014

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Vidal's potential transfer to Manchester United is being held up due to fitness concerns about the striker, according to the Daily Mail.

Chilean national team coach Jorge Sampaoli indicated that Manchester United could be concerned about the striker's problematic knee. Sampaoli also said the striker could be pushing himself too hard and lost his edge in the World Cup as a result.