15 Aug 2012

Wlacott out of Italy clash

6:08 am on 15 August 2012

The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out of England's football friendly against Euro 2012 runners-up Italy tomorrow morning because of a bruised thigh.

The England coach Roy Hodgson has confirmed the injury isn't serious.

Frank Lampard will captain England in Berne, who lost to Italy on penalties in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.

Meanwhile the Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is out of the Italy squad because of an eye infection.