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England trio withdraw from squad for San Marino clash

England trio withdraw from squad for San Marino clash

England have announced that Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish will play no part in Monday’s World Cup 2022 Qualifying clash with San Marino.

The Three Lions simply need to avoid defeat against the world’s 210th-ranked nation this week to finish at the top of the pile in Group I and book their spot at Qatar 2022.

Gareth Southgate is expected to make significant alterations to his side for the final matchday, with Conor Gallagher earning his first senior call-up ahead of the clash.

However, England have also revealed that Henderson and Grealish have returned to Liverpool and Manchester City due to injuries, while Sterling will miss out for personal reasons.

Mason Mount (dental) and Luke Shaw (concussion) will also not be risked by Southgate, whose side eased to a 5-0 win over San Marino during their meeting at Wembley back in March.

Monday’s hosts sit rock bottom of Group I having lost nine out of nine so far, scoring one goal and conceding a staggering 36.

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