Previous
Australia
Bangladesh
11:00 AM UTC Sep 3, 2015
Game Details
Germany
Poland
6:45 PM UTC Sep 4, 2015
Game Details
United States
Peru
11:00 PM UTC Sep 4, 2015
Game Details
Argentina
Bolivia
12:30 AM UTC Sep 5, 2015
Game Details
Mexico
Trinidad and Tobago
2:00 AM UTC Sep 5, 2015
Game Details
San Marino
England
4:00 PM UTC Sep 5, 2015
Game Details
Next

LIVE: Arsenal moving late for Cavani?

Transfer Talk
Read

Chelsea star Cole closes on first team return

Chelsea may have had a 24 hours to forget but the club can at least reflect on Friday's good news that long-term injury victims Joe Cole and Paulo Ferreira successfully completed a training ground match.

England midfielder Cole has not played since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in an FA Cup tie against Southend United in January while Portuguese defender Ferreira's last appearance came in February as he too has been contending with a knee problem.

However, both players took a key step on their return to fitness when successfully playing in a 60-minute practice game at the club's Cobham training facility. It is not the first minor run-out that Cole has had in recent weeks but will be pleasing all the same for manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The midfielder, who is reportedly set for a new contract at Chelsea, is remaining cautious over his chances of returning to the first team having suffered a small setback to his recovery in pre-season.

"It's nice to be playing again," Cole told the club's official website. "But I am under no illusions and this doesn't mean I am declaring myself fit.

"I am going to take every day as it comes and this game was part of the rehab. I am just trying to keep the knee strong and keep going forward."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.