JUST IN: Reece James to miss World Cup in Qatar

  • Chelsea and England defender will miss World Cup in due to injury.

JUST IN: Reece James to miss World Cup in Qatar
JUST IN: to miss World Cup in

Due to an injury, will absent from the World Cup in Qatar. After discussions with Gareth Southgate on Tuesday, it was decided the Chelsea full-back has not recovered sufficiently from the knee injury he picked up against AC Milan last month.

In an effort to fit for Qatar, James travelled to Dubai for a rigorous rehabilitation program. Recently, he had even been making some tentative strides at Chelsea’s Cobham training facility.


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However, Southgate has made the difficult choice to inform James that he cannot risk having in his 26-man squad that will named on Thursday due to injury worries regarding another crucial England right-back, , and midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Gareth Southgate spoke with on Tuesday; the right-back has not fully recovered from the knee injury he sustained while playing for Chelsea against AC Milan last month. Southgate did not want to take a chance by including James in his 26-man squad, which he will announce on Thursday at 2 pm.

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