Ruddy relief as wedding bells can chime

Wed, 16 May 15:15:20 2012

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy will be allowed to miss England's second Euro 2012 warm-up international against Belgium - so he can get married.

Ruddy has been named as one of three goalkeepers - along with Manchester City's Joe Hart and West Ham's Robert Green - in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

The 25-year-old will link up with the England squad for their preparation matches away against Norway on May 26 and Belgium on June 2 at Wembley.

But the Football Association have given Ruddy special dispensation to miss the Belgium game so he can marry his partner, Laura.

"I'm absolutely delighted and so grateful to the Football Association for agreeing to let me go ahead and get married," Ruddy told canaries.co.uk.

"It would have been a nightmare after one and a half years of planning to have to postpone the wedding so it's a major relief that we can still go ahead."

 

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