After trio cut, Burnley midfielder is called to friendly England

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Midfielder Jordan Henderson and Fabian Delph and midfielder Raheem Sterling were cut from the England squad for friendlies against Germany and Brazil, prompting coach Gareth Southgate to call on Burnley midfielder Jack Cork on Wednesday.

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The trio of embezzles joins the likes of Harry Winks, Dele Alli and center-forward Harry Kane, all of Tottenham, who also left the two matches, which will take place on Friday and next Tuesday, respectively, because of injuries.

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Cork, 28, hired earlier this season by Burnley, right-back for Swansea, has never played for the England team, having gone through all base divisions, including the Under-23s of Great Britain, who played in the Olympic Games of London in 2012.

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Beyond the wheel, Everton defender Michael Keane and West Bromwich midfielder Jake Livermore have already been called in to complete the squad for the duels with Germans and Brazilians, both to be played at Wembley Stadium.