Ashley Cole to miss Euro 2012 opener?

Ashley Cole
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Ashley Cole could reportedly miss England's Euro 2012 opener with France on Monday with a stomach bug.

Ashley Cole could miss England's Euro 2012 opener against France on Monday through illness.

The Chelsea defender was absent from a formal reception held for the team in Krakow on Thursday.

Despite Football Association chiefs claiming that the 31-year-old was 'resting', it is feared that he has been struck down with a stomach bug, according to The Mirror.

Everton's Leighton Baines would be expected to replace Cole if he is not fit in time for the match in Donetsk.

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