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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool and England midfielder out of World Cup

Oxlade-Chamberlain has made 41 appearances for Liverpool this season



England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup this summer after injuring a knee during Liverpool's Champions League tie against Roma.

The 24-year-old midfielder was taken off on a stretcher in the 15th minute of Tuesday's match at Anfield after challenging Aleksandar Kolarov.

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World Cup 2018: Croatia and Brazil to play warm-up friendly at Anfield

Brazil have won two of their three meetings with Croatia, with their first fixture ending in a draw



Croatia and Brazil will play a friendly match at Liverpool's Anfield stadium on Sunday, 3 June.

The match will act as a warm-up for both teams ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia.

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Pele set to miss 2018 World Cup in Russia due to health issues


The Brazilian legend is set to miss out on joining the festivities in Russia this summer due to lingering health issues



The 2018 World Cup may miss out on a legend of the game, with health issues to keep former Brazil star Pele from making the trip to Russia this summer.

The 77-year-old recently suffered a back injury that kept him from presenting the Campeonato Carioca trophy to Botafogo on Monday, despite being the ambassador for the competition.

Read more: Pele set to miss 2018 World Cup in Russia due to health issues