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Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck to miss England friendlies

Updated: Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 14:55 | Comments

Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick will both be rested over the international weekend as they sekk full fitness
Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick will both be rested over the international weekend as they sekk full fitness

Manchester United duo Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck have been ruled out of England's friendlies against Chile and Germany through injury, the Football Association has announced.

Carrick carried an Achilles injury into United's 1-0 win over Arsenal and even though he completed 90 minutes at Old Trafford, he has withdrawn from the England squad.

Welbeck has not played since 19 October because of a knee injury and he has also pulled out of the double-header.

No replacements have been called up, leaving manager Roy Hodgson with 26 men to choose from for the friendly against Chile on Friday, and the visit of the Germans four days later.  

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