Cole out of England opener

Mon, 03 Sep 14:54:44 2012

Ashley Cole has been ruled out of England's opening World Cup qualifier against Moldova due to an ankle injury.

Cole has been struggling since Chelsea's UEFA Super Cup defeat against Atletico Madrid on Friday and will not travel to Chisinau for this Friday's Group H clash.

The 31-year-old will be reassessed on Sunday to determine whether he would be fit for next Tuesday's home game against Ukraine.


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