Albert Riera has denied suggestions that he participated in a poker tournament by missing a match for Italian club Udinese.
The former Liverpool winger is believed to have missed a match in order to attend this tournament. This has resulted in Udinese ripping out his contract without delay. Riera has denied those allegations and says that he is innocent. Rumours suggest that the former Manchester City man finished second in the tournament and pocketed winnings of around £ 3000. The 32-year-old has been playing with Udinese since March, but he will not be involved with the Italian club any longer.