Oxlade-Chamberlain ruled out
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ruled out of England's friendly against Italy with an ankle injury
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has become the latest member of Roy Hodgson's England squad to pull out of Wednesday's friendly with Italy in Bern.
The winger reported for duty on Monday morning but, after sustaining an ankle injury in Arsenal's friendly with Cologne on Sunday, has immediately been released back to his club.
Oxlade-Chamberlain's departure follows Sunday night's withdrawals of Joe Hart and Daniel Sturridge. Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has been called into Hodgson's squad.
The decision to call up Lescott had already been taken before Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled out.
It means Hodgson's squad has been trimmed to 20, with uncapped duo John Ruddy and Jack Butland the only remaining keepers.
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England international football is rubbish. The players don't care and this is very apparent. Now the fans are starting to dismiss it.
I hope the so called professional players are proud of destroying what was once a noble sport. Overpaid, thick, greedy, dishonest and selfish.
The only way to get decent players for the England team is to cut heir club wages by a half or 3/4 and then see how many want to play.
it dosn,t matter who,s bean pulled out of the squad they are still a joke,,,,!!
as a proud england supporter got to say the world cup was embarressing the euro was a fast ,,!!
i can go on and on but wan,t,,,!!
how do these players deserve to wear the shirt of england is beyond me,,
" no ifs or butts we will learn from our mistakes "
lets get some pride back.................please..
he is a talent!!
Why T F are they playing a pointless friendly a few days before the season starts ???
What will Hodgson learn that he hasn't already seen.
and the British public should not now be putting up with all of this BULLSH-T!!
Sven was crucified.....but he at least had a good football side we would want to watch...
This Hodgeson has dashed any dreams we had of doing anything in International Football!
l cannot stress how bad anyone with a semblence of football knowledge feels regarding the whole England set up! It is a total disgrace! They have been totally shown up by the womens GB squad
put together by Hope Powell with her know how and tactics....so much better to watch than Pearces Mens GB team who were dire...with tactics akin to children playing thier mates to **** off the better players that were available to try to prove a point...trying to copy Brian Clough
any one with a brain can see this except Bernstien and Brooking..the old pals act!!!!