Date: 23rd May 2008 at 11:53am
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The Guardian reports that ‘Michael Owen has been forced to withdraw from Fabio Capello’s England squad for the friendlies against the USA and Trinidad & Tobago. The striker has been struck down by a virus and has returned home.’

Thankfully it’s not another injury. The striker who has been on form since Newcastle raised their game and the end of the season is the subject of much speculation. We are just hoping that he remains fit all through next season and starts paying back his wages in the best way possible: by scoring goals.