Keita crocked for three weeks

MADRID - Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita will be out of action for about three weeks after damaging his right thigh muscle, the European champions said on their website on Saturday.

The Mali international, who is expected to feature in the African Nations Cup in Angola next month, had to be substituted at half-time in the Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi.

Barca beat Argentina's Estudiantes 2-1 with Keita's replacement Pedro scoring the equaliser that sent the match into extra time.