Declan Rice

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has pulled out of the England squad due to illness the England national team confirmed.

Rice reported to St George’s Park just as every other player who had been called for duty but was unable to take part in any training session after feeling unwell’ a move that saw him return to his club.

The player will now not feature for England in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Southgate said not to be interested in calling up a replacement.

The Rice news is the latest blow for England manager Gareth Southgate who already saw Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford withdraw from the squad as he continued with his recovery with his club.

It is unclear whether Mason Mount and Luke Shaw will be available for Southgate too as they are yet to join the rest of their teammate. Mount had his wisdom teeth removed while Shaw is suffering from a concussion.

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