Foster forced out of England contention

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Goalkeeper Ben Foster has withdrawn from the England squad ahead of Wednesday's friendly international against Holland, due to a minor injury.

The Manchester United player took a slight knock during the Community Shield match against Chelsea at Wembley yesterday.

Joe Hart, currently on a season-long loan from Manchester City to Birmingham, has been called up as a replacement for Foster.

Twenty-six-year-old Foster has made just two appearances for England, both in friendlies, making his debut in February 2007 in a home defeat against Spain. He returned in the 4-0 home win over Slovakia in March.

Foster's withdrawal leaves Hart, Paul Robinson and Robert Green as England's goalkeepers.

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