However, despite the fact that he was able to play on for the majority of the encounter at the Etihad Stadium, England's medical staff have decided that Sturridge cannot be risked against the Brazilians.
Daniel Sturridge pulls out of England squad
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A thigh injury forces Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to pull out of the England squad that will face Brazil this week.
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