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Cole withdrawn from England training

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England left-back Ashley Cole has given Roy Hodgson a fresh injury concern ahead of Friday's Group D clash with Sweden, after the defender was withdrawn prematurely from a light training session at the national team's base in Krakow.

The 31-year-old Chelsea star, who is an integral part of the Three Lions squad - and widely regarded as one of the best players in the world in his position - was escorted off the pitch by physio Gary Lewin this morning, but it is not yet clear the details, or extent of the injury.

Cole has an ongoing ankle problem which generally prevents him from training fully for a couple of days after any given game, and the Football Association have played down suggestions that he has suffered a fresh set-back.

Hodgson already has a depleted squad following the loss of a number of key players, and losing Cole would be a huge blow to England's hopes of progressing to the knockout stages.

But, with Leighton Baines waiting in the wings, fans can take solace in the fact the Everton full-back is a competent replacement on the left side of defence.

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