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11 May 2014 21:01:52

Cole left out of England squad

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been left out of England's World Cup squad.

Cole has 107 caps for his country but has paid the price for failing to hold down a regular first-team place at Stamford Bridge this year.

Press Association Sport understands England manager Roy Hodgson called Cole on Sunday night to inform the left-back he would not be included in his 23-man squad, which is officially announced on Monday afternoon.

Cole's omission means it is highly likely that Southampton teenager Luke Shaw will make the trip to Brazil as back-up to first-choice left-back Leighton Baines.


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