LONDON - England face a shortage of
strikers for next month's Euro 2012 qualifier against
Switzerland after Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe pulled out
of the squad on Wednesday.
The FA said on their website that Defoe was
injured but did not specify the nature of the problem.
British media said the striker was believed to have
fractured his wrist in Spurs' final Premier League game of the
season at home to Birmingham City on Sunday.
Defoe has scored 15 goals in 46 appearances for his country,
including a hat-trick in England's opening Euro 2012 match
against Bulgaria in September.
As well as Defoe, England will be without Wayne Rooney who
is suspended after picking up his second yellow card of the
campaign against Wales in March.
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