Cole out of crucial World Cup clash

13 October 2013 06:22
Left back's rib injury kills hopes of Three Lions return

Ashley Cole will miss his second England game in a row as he sits out Tuesday's World Cup Qualifier against Poland at Wembley.Cole, 32, pulled out of the match against Montenegro on Friday with a rib injury, and it's the same problem that keeps him out of the final match that could see England book their place in Rio next summer.Cole's absence must make him a doubt for the Blues Premier League match against Cardiff City at the Bridge at the weekend

The FA announced on their Twitter feed: "Ashley Cole will miss #England's final Group H qualifier with Poland on Tuesday due to rib injury."Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill and midfielder Frank Lampard are expected to play against the Poles having played in the 4-1win against Montenegro.




Source: Chelsea MAD


World Cup Group G

Pos Team Pld Pts
- Belgium 0 0
- Panama 0 0
- Tunisia 0 0
- England 0 0