x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Gerrard out of Germany friendly

The midfielder Steven Gerrard will miss England's friendly against Germany in Berlin on Wednesday after picking up a groin strain.

LONDON // The midfielder Steven Gerrard will miss England's friendly against Germany in Berlin on Wednesday after picking up a groin strain in Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers. "A scan this morning has confirmed a tear in the adductor magnus muscle in his right leg and he is expected to be out between seven to 10 days," the club's website said. England are already without the Manchester United duo of Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand, Joe and Ashley Cole of Chelsea and the Wigan Athletic striker Emile Heskey.

The captain John Terry could also miss out with a foot injury. *Reuters