Frank Lampard has been ruled out of Euro 2012 because of a thigh injury, theFootball Association have confirmed.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) May 31, 2012
Cue the “Now we’ll never know if he can play with Gerrard!” guffaws. While the Twitter machine seems to have already announced his replacement, Sam Wallace reports there’s been a delay from official approval from UEFA, who apparently won’t allow a last-minute replacement unless the injury was not “underlying”:
Curious that Uefa have still not officially approved FA replacing Lampard with Henderson. Led to believe that was a formality
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceIndy) May 31, 2012
Roy Hodgson’s already getting crapped on for choosing the disappointing Liverpool player (although Downing is still in the squad), but he was hardly spoiled for choice, was he?
Anyway, the Euros is turning into the 2010-11 Liverpool FC versus the European selects.