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Injured Rooney out of England squad to play Sweden

Updated: November 11, 2012, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Wayne Rooney is one of five England players who have withdrawn from the squad for Wednesday's friendly against Sweden.

Rooney's right ankle was hurt in Manchester United's match at Aston Villa on Saturday when Theo Walcott was also injured playing for Arsenal.

Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon were hurt Sunday in Tottenham's match at Manchester City as was Jermain Defoe, whom England coach Roy Hodgson had wanted to call up as Rooney's replacement.

The fifth player forced ...

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