England get Chamberlain boost

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iol spt june16 Oxlade-Chamberlain AP Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still not fit enough to play for England, and has been ruled out of the Uruguay match. Photo: Matt Dunham

Rio De Janeiro - England manager Roy Hodgson received a boost when winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to full training for the first time since picking up a knee injury against Ecuador in a warm-up game on June 4.

Oxlade-Chamberlain trained with the squad at the Urca military base in the shadows of Sugarloaf mountain, taking part in a series of running drills while wearing a brace on his right knee.

The 20-year-old then practiced some ball work away from the main squad, who are preparing for Thursday's Group D match against Uruguay.

England lost their opening Group D game to Italy 2-1 and Hodgson was due to address the media later on Monday. – Reuters

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