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Wilshere to miss England qualifiers

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will miss the matches over the next three weeks. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that midfielder Jack Wilshere will not play for the next three weeks because of an ankle injury. That means he will miss England's World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro at the end of March.


Cole to get 100th cap against Brazil

England Manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed Ashley Cole will start tomorrow's game. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole will win his 100th England cap when he starts tomorrow's friendly match against Brazil at Wembley. The England Manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Cole will be in his starting line-up.

Cole will become only the 7th English player to reach the milestone behind Peter Shilton (125), David Beckham (115), Bobby Moore (108), Bobby Charlton (106), Billy Wright (105) and Steven Gerrard (100). However, Hogdson confirmed that Cole would not captain the team.

Brazil come to Barnet

Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari (right) is in charge of the Brazilian team. Credit: ITN

The Brazilian football team has been preparing at Barnet's training ground ahead of the friendly against England tomorrow. The squad includes veteran player Ronaldinho, who helped knock England out of the 2002 World Cup, and Chelsea's midfielder Oscar.

QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar alongside World Cup winner Ronaldinho. Credit: ITN

Police investigate after Cole is abused on Twitter

Chelsea's Ashley Cole after his penalty had been saved during the Euro 2012 shoot-out against Italy. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation after allegedly racist comments about two England players were posted on Twitter. Chelsea's Ashley Cole and Manchester United's Ashley Young were targeted after they missed penalties in last night's Euro 2012 quarter-final.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We are aware of alleged racist comments on Twitter following last night's England game and have launched an investigation. No arrests have yet been made."


Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to be dropped for Sweden game

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played in England's first Euro 2012 game against France. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks to be on the bench tonight for England's second Euro 2012 game against Sweden. The 18 year-old started the last match against France but it appears he will be dropped to allow Liverpool striker Andy Carroll to come into the team instead.

Injury scares over Chelsea duo

Gary Cahill (centre) injured his jaw after being pushed into goalkeeper Joe Hart. Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

England are waiting to see whether the Chelsea defenders John Terry and Gary Cahill will be fit to play in Euro 2012 after both had to be substituted during yesterday's friendly against Belgium.

Cahill went off with an injured jaw after a Belgian player pushed him into the England goalkeeper Joe Hart. Terry also walked off after feeling a hamstring problem. Both players are being examined by medical staff with an announcement expected later today.

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