Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli withdraws from England squad with ‘minor muscle strain’

Sport360 staff 2018/09/10

Dele Alli has withdrawn from England’s squad for the friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday with a “minor muscle strain”.

The Tottenham midfielder, who picked up the problem in Saturday’s 2-1 Nations League defeat to Spain, will be treated by his club rather than joining the Three Lions at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

Manager Gareth Southgate had already bolstered his squad with Foxes pair Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray, both of whom could make their debuts at the home ground, and has not called up a replacement for Alli.

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