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Gerrard and Walker out of Chile friendly

Nemanja Lazarevic in Betting Tips and News 14 Nov 2013

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fooball-betting-tips-newsSteven Gerrard and Kyle Walker are the latest players to have been ruled out of England’s international friendly against Chile.

The Liverpool captain is battling a hip injury and while he is set to miss the match against La Roja, the midfielder has had a pain-killing injection in an attempt to make the Germany game.

“He’s had an injection and he’s out of the Chile game but we’re hoping he will be OK for the Germany game,” England boss Roy Hodgson said on Thursday.

Kyle Walker is also unlikely to be in contention, whereas Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick had withdrawn from the squad earlier.

Frank Lampard should be fit to celebrate the 100th cap he won against Ukraine in September, but Daniel Sturridge is a minor doubt with a foot problem.

In spite of some selection worries, England look a good bet at 9/10 to defeat Chile at Wembley and keep the good atmosphere in the squad ahead of the derby match with Germany.

Southampton stars Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez are in line to win their first ever England caps, while their teammate Rickie Lambert will be hoping to cement his place in the squad as the Three Lions start their 2014 World Cup preparations.

The experienced forward could start the match alongside Wayne Rooney in case Daniel Sturridge fails to recover in time and he is 15/2 to score the first goal.

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Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.

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