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Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has been called into the England squad for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Belarus as a replacement for the suspended Robert Green.

Foster originally missed out on selection after being sent for scans on bruised ribs sustained in Manchester United's Barclays Premier League encounter with Sunderland last weekend.

However, at the time it was viewed as little more than a convenient excuse for England boss Fabio Capello to sideline the 26-year-old, who had been blamed for Kenwyne Jones' second-half header for the Black Cats - just two weeks after he was held responsible for two Manchester City goals in the pulsating 4-3 derby win at Old Trafford.

But, with Green ruled out of Wednesday's game following his dismissal in Saturday's defeat to Ukraine, Capello has opted to show faith in Foster, who has been cleared to join up with the England camp after scans revealed nothing untoward.

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