Chelsea's Cole out of England qualifier

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole is out of England's World Cup qualifier with Ukraine.

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole is out of England's World Cup qualifier with Ukraine.

The left-back was assessed by the national team's medical staff on Saturday but they felt he had not recovered sufficiently from the ankle problem which forced him to miss Friday's opening qualifier away to Moldova.

An FA statement released on Saturday afternoon read: "John Terry is continuing to receive treatment from the England medical team, having hurt his ankle in the World Cup qualifier with Moldova on Friday.

"Ashley Cole was assessed by the medical staff on Saturday and will not be available for the qualifier with Ukraine on Tuesday."

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