October 11, 2018 / 9:45 AM / 5 days ago

England's Rose out of Croatia, Spain matches with injury

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has been withdrawn from England’s squad ahead of their Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain this weekend due to injury, the English Football Association said on Thursday.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - October 6, 2018 Tottenham's Danny Rose reacts after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

The FA described Rose’s injury as “minor” and said that he would return to Tottenham immediately. Fellow left back Luke Shaw also withdrew from Gareth Southgate’s squad on Monday due to an unspecified injury.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Southampton - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - September 22, 2018 Southampton's Alex McCarthy during the match REUTERS/Phil Noble

Rose has made six appearances in the Premier League for Tottenham this season, starting five times. He last featured in the 1-0 victory over Cardiff City last weekend, where he was substituted late in the contest.

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy will also miss the matches due to injury.

England, who are second in Nations League A Group 4, face third-placed Croatia in Rijeka on Friday before taking on leaders Spain in Seville on Monday.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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