England stars Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson OUT of squad to face Iceland with injury

RAHEEM STERLING and Jordan Henderson have withdrawn from the England squad ahead of Wednesday's home Nations League game with Iceland.

Manchester City star Sterling is struggling with a calf problem and Liverpool skipper Henderson has a hamstring injury.


The pair are returning to their clubs and England boss Gareth Southgate will now work with a 22-man squad ahead of the final match of the triple header.

Sterling did not feature in either the 3-0 win over Ireland or 2-0 loss in Belgium.

Henderson was substituted during the defeat on Sunday to the Belgians due to the issue.

Left-back Ben Chilwell, who complained of back pain on Sunday, has remained with Southgate.

England's loss to Belgium meant they cannot qualify for the Nations League finals next year.

Henderson becomes the third Liverpool player to withdraw this month following injuries to Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

James Ward-Prowse, Marcus Rashford and Conor Coady also have had to leave Southgate's set-up.

Wolves captain Coady had to self-isolate after discovering he had inadvertently come into contact with somebody prior to camp who has tested positive for Covid-19 via an NHS Test and Trace alert.

He has since returned two negative tests as part of the FA and Uefa’s protocol.

But, in line with UK Government guidelines, he has to adhere to a period of self-isolation.

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