Gerrard pulls out of England team

by Kevin Coleman

Football - England v Ukraine 2010 World Cup Qualifying European ZoneSteven Gerrard has pulled out of England’s squad to play the Netherlands on Wednesday due to a groin injury.

An FA official statement revealed the Liverpool midfielder will sit out the game along with Ben Foster who withdrew after suffering a knock in Sunday’s Community Shield.

Steven Gerrard will not travel to Amsterdam this morning for England’s friendly with Holland on Wednesday

No replacement has been named, however Birmingham ‘keeper Joe Hart has been called up to replace Foster.

England squad for their friendly against the Netherlands on Wednesday:

  • Goalkeepers: Robert Green (West Ham United), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Paul Robinson (Blackburn Rovers)
  • Defenders: Wayne Bridge (Manchester City), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Everton), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham United)
  • Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Aston Villa), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Aston Villa)
  • Forwards: Carlton Cole (West Ham United), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

2 Responses

  1. Ollie Kav says:

    These internationals a week before the season kicks off are ludicrous anyway. I can’t believe the FA agreed to them. A complete waste of time.

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