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Gerrard given all clear for Sweden friendly

Published on Nov 13, 2012 6:25 AM
Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard attends a training session at the team's Melwood training ground in Liverpool, northwest England, on November 7, 2012, ahead of their UEFA Europa League football match against Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - England captain Steven Gerrard is set to win his 100th cap in Wednesday's friendly away to Sweden after being cleared to travel with the squad following a scan on a knee injury on Monday.

Gerrard suffered his injury during Liverpool's 1-1 Premier League draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Early indications were he would be fit to play in Stockholm and a Football Association statement confirmed his fitness to travel with the England squad.

"Steven Gerrard has been cleared to travel with the England squad to Sweden having undergone a precautionary scan on Monday afternoon," it read. "The England captain reported to the team hotel following Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea, and having received positive news is set to win his 100th cap against Sweden on Wednesday evening in Stockholm."

Gerrard is now set to become only the sixth player to win 100 England caps following on from Billy Wright, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Peter Shilton and David Beckham.

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