Euro 2012 qual. - Four withdraw, Hammers duo called up

Sun, 06 Feb 22:59:00 2011

After four players pulled out of England's squad for the Denmark friendly Fabio Capello has called up Robert Green and Carlton Cole.

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Green comes in as a replacement for Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster, who picked up an injury at the weekend.

Foster joins Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch in pulling out of the squad named on Saturday.

Gabriel Agbonlahor is also missing out after withdrawing for personal reasons.

Midfielder Gerrard would have been favourite to captain the side in the absence of Rio Ferdinand but, despite playing the full 90 minutes of Sunday's 1-0 win over Chelsea, he will not feature.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish confirmed Gerrard would report for assessment with the England doctors but that he would not be available for duty.

"He has a groin problem," said Dalglish.

"He has to go so they (England) can have a look at him but we've spoken to England and he'll not be playing."

Eurosport / PA Sport

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