Ashley Cole (ankle) out for England

September 3, 2012
By Press Association
Ashley Cole has been ruled out of England's opening World Cup qualifier against Moldova due to an ankle injury.

Cole has been struggling since Chelsea's UEFA Super Cup defeat against Atletico Madrid on Friday and will not travel to Chisinau for this Friday's Group H clash.

The 31-year-old will be re-assessed on Sunday to determine whether he would be fit for next Tuesday's home game against Ukraine.

The injury has ended Cole's hopes of becoming the first full back ...

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