– Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson are the latest withdrawals from England s injury-hit squad for friendlies against World Cup holders Germany and five-time winners Brazil, the FA said Tuesday.
Gareth Southgate s men kick-off their World Cup preparations with back-to-back Wembley matches against the international heavyweight teams over the coming week.
Tottenham s Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks have already withdrawn from the initial 25-man squad, with England receiving three further setbacks on Tuesday.
“Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph have returned to their club after being ruled out of England s forthcoming fixtures,” a statement from the Football Association read.
“Liverpool s Jordan Henderson will also miss out on the back-to-back games against Germany and Brazil at Wembley Stadium through injury.”
England play Germany on Friday and Brazil on Nove