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Saka out of England squad due to Covid


Bukayo Saka has withdrawn from the England squad after testing positive for Covid-19.

Saka trained with his England team-mates on Tuesday but had been isolating from the rest of the squad at St George's Park since Wednesday and has now returned home.

Saka tweeted: "I am gutted to withdraw from @England camp but I have tested positive for Covid-19 and I will be isolating until I am negative.

"I'll be supporting the boys from home this weekend and I can't wait to be being back doing what I love soon"

England boss Gareth Southgate has had to deal with a number of withdrawals since naming his 25-man squad last Thursday, but will not be calling up a replacement for the Arsenal forward.

Saka is the sixth player to withdraw from the squad after Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James, Tammy Abraham and Aaron Ramsdale were ruled out through injury on Monday.

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