14 Oct 2008

England without Terry and Cole

7:03 am on 14 October 2008

England will be without John Terry and Ashley Cole for Thursday morning's football World Cup qualifier against Belarus in Minsk.

The England captain has failed to recover from a back injury, while his Chelsea team-mate Cole has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Terry also missed England's 5-1 win over Kazakhstan at Wembley at the weekend.

Victory in Minsk would create history for England by opening a World Cup campaign with four straight wins.