Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has been ruled out of England's two upcoming friendlies.

The much-improved right-back has had to withdraw from the Three Lions squad for Wednesday's Wembley meeting with Republic of Ireland and the trip to the Maracana to take on Brazil four days later because of a leg problem.

"The Tottenham Hotspur defender will be unavailable for the upcoming two matches and has returned to his club. There will be no replacement at this time," read a statement from the FA.

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