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The Chelsea star missed Friday's 4-1 victory over Montenegro with the problem and has not recovered in time, meaning Leighton Baines is likely to be called upon again

England left-back Ashley Cole will miss his country's vital World Cup qualifier against Poland on Tuesday due to a rib injury, the FA have announced.

Cole also missed the Three Lions' 4-1 victory over Montenegro on Friday, and will have to wait to add to his 105 international caps.

Everton star Leighton Baines deputised at left-back with distinction against Montenegro and is likely to be called upon again, with Kieran Gibbs on the bench.

England go into Tuesday's clash with Poland knowing only a win will guarantee their passage through to next summer's World Cup in Brazil, with rivals Ukraine set to face group minnows San Marino.

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