Walcott out Sturridge doubtful

Mon, Sep 10, 2012, 01:00

Soccer:England winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley due to illness while Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge, who complained of feling unwell is doubtful.

Southampton’s Adam Lallana, Tottenham’s Jake Livermore and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling have been added to the squad as cover, the English FA has confirmed.

Sturridge and Walcott were absent from England’s final training session this morning ahead of tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifier. The duo trained yesterday but complained of feeling unwell overnight and did not participate in the session at Arsenal’s London Colney training complex. Chelsea defender John Terry was already an absentee with an ankle problem.

Meanwhile, a weekend surge in ticket sales means 68,000 have been sold for the clash against the Ukrainians, the English FA confirmed.
The figure includes 6,500 which have been sold to Olympic Games volunteers at the reduced price of £20.12. At half-time, 15 Team GB medallists will be presented to the crowd.

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