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Tom Cleverley: Man Utd midfielder ruled out of England squad

26 May 2013 20:13:00

Tom Cleverley: Man Utd midfielder ruled out of England squad

Tom Cleverley: Man Utd midfielder ruled out of England squad Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has withdrawn from the England squad for the games against Republic of Ireland and Brazil. Cleverley, 23, played an hour of the 5-5 draw with West Brom last weekend but sustained a calf injury. He is the latest player sidelined after injuries also ruled out Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, and midfielders Jack Wilshere and Steven Gerrard. England host the Republic on 29 May before playing Brazil in Rio on 2 June. Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell was called up to the squad last week as cover for Cleverley. The 22-year-old has two England caps, but has not played for the senior side since starting the 1-0 friendly win against Sweden in November 2011. Revised England squad: Goalkeepers: Ben Foster, Joe Hart, Alex McCarthy. Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Joleon Lescott, Kyle Walker. Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Rodwell, Theo Walcott. Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck.


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