Aviva Stadium

Next Game

Rep Ire v England

Sunday, 07 June 2015, 20:00

International Match

Last Game

Italy 1 - 1 England

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 19:45

International Match

Trio out, Caulker called up

Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Glen Johnson have withdrawn from the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

Last Updated: 03/09/13 at 15:14 Post Comment

Steven Caulker has been called into the England squad

Steven Caulker has been called into the England squad

And manager Roy Hodgson has therefore decided to add Cardiff defender Steven Caulker to his squad for the crucial fixtures.

Key forward Rooney had to miss Manchester United's 1-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday after sustaining a nasty head wound in training on Friday.

United manager David Moyes said: "He got a cut down the middle of his forehead. It was completely accidental but it was quite a bad cut.

"It will probably keep him out for around three weeks."

England's regular right-back Johnson and the versatile Jones, who can play in defence or midfield, then picked up ankle injuries during Sunday's Anfield encounter.

Sturridge battling a groin injury

There is also a doubt over Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, who scored the winner against United but confirmed afterwards that he was struggling with a groin injury.

However, Jack Wilshere, who had to go off before half-time during Arsenal's 1-0 win over Spurs, is not a doubt for the England matches.

"He has a stomach bug," said his club manager Arsene Wenger. "It's nothing that will stop him from going to England."

The England squad are to meet at St George's Park on Monday and Caulker, who has one previous cap to his name, has been called up following the injuries.

The 21-year-old former Spurs man started and scored in the friendly in Sweden in November last year and England were 2-1 up when he was substituted, although they went on to lose 4-2.

England are at home to Moldova on Friday night and then face a critical qualifier in the Ukraine the following Tuesday.

Hodgson's men are currently second in qualifying Group H, two points behind Montenegro and one ahead of Ukraine.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

inners: All of us watching the latest installment of The Daley Blind Hour. This weeks episode was called Sun Kissed In Merseyside, and although it was a bit of a downer, he was splendid to look at.

tk421
Has Di Maria's Spell In England Turned Sour?

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Bournemouth all but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas not in PFA team 'strange'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it is 'strange' that the PFA Team of the Year has no place for Cesc Fabregas.

Eddie Howe dishes out the plaudits after Bournemouth success

Eddie Howe was keen to share the praise around after Bournemouth effectively clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company