Walcott pulls out of England squad

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Theo Walcott has become the fourth member of Roy Hodgson's England squad to pull out of Wednesday night's friendly against Italy in Berne.

Walcott reported for duty on Monday with a slight thigh problem which has not eased sufficiently for Hodgson to think it worthwhile for the Arsenal winger to make the journey to Switzerland.

A statement on the FA website read: "Walcott reported with a slightly bruised thigh and was unable to train fully, so has returned to his club as a precaution."

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