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Ill Walcott to miss Ukraine clash

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London – Arsenal winger Theo Walcott will miss England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday after going down with an illness over the weekend.

Walcott missed training on Monday after complaining of feeling ill 24 hours earlier and has returned to his club.

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KIEV, UKRAINE - JUNE 15: Theo Walcott of England sits on the pitch injured during the UEFA EURO 2012 group D match between Sweden and England at The Olympic Stadium on June 15, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge was also unable to train on Monday due to stomach cramps, but the England medical team remain hopeful he will be fit for the Group H clash against Ukraine at Wembley.

England manager Roy Hodgson responded to Walcott's withdrawal by calling-up Liverpool's 17-year-old winger Raheem Sterling, Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore and Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. – Sapa-AFP

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