Kyle Walker has been ruled out of England’s upcoming friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil this week, according to the Daily Mail.

It is understood that Walker missed training this morning at St Georges Park and chose instead to work in the gym. The Football Association subsequently confirmed that Walker would not be fit for the upcoming friendlies.

The omission comes as as a result of Tottenham's end-of-season friendly against Jamaica in the Bahamas last Thursday where Walker was hurt.

Another player who missed training was Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck,  who is now considered doubtful for starting both friendlies.

However the rest of squad trained as normal, including uncapped Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

England face the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday and then head to Rio de Janeiro four days later to take on Brazil.

England will be looking to end the season on a high, so winning against the Republic of Ireland and gaining a second win against Brazil in the same calendar year will give a much-needed boost to their maligned World Cup qualification campaign.


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