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Foster out of England squad

England goalkeeper Ben Foster has been ruled out of Wednesday's international friendly against Holland in Amsterdam.

The 26-year-old, who has taken over as Manchester United No.1 with Edwin van der Sar sidelined with a broken finger, picked up a knock during Sunday's FA Community Shield defeat against Chelsea.

Manchester City's Joe Hart, who is currently on loan at Birmingham City, has been called up as a replacement. England's first-choice goalkeeper David James is laid up with knee injury and was not named in Fabio Capello's original squad.

A statement from the FA read: "Ben Foster has returned to Manchester United having picked up a knock during Sunday's FA Community Shield against Chelsea.

"Joe Hart has been called into the squad as a replacement."

Holland have already qualified for World Cup 2010 in South Africa and England are on course to join them having won all seven of their qualifying games.


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