MX23RW : Thursday, July 29 22:32:54| >> :60:625:625:
Jun 11, 2017 at 7.45pm UK
Mitrovic (73')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Ramsey (35' pen.)

Marley Watkins replaces Ben Woodburn in Wales squad

Watkins replaces Woodburn in Wales squad
© SilverHub
Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn withdraws from the Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Serbia, being replaced by Marley Watkins.

Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn has withdrawn from the Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Serbia on Sunday.

The uncapped 17-year-old sustained a calf injury during training and will now play no part in Belgrade having been called up to the senior squad for the second time in a row.

Woodburn will be replaced in Chris Coleman's squad by Marley Watkins, who was with the team at a training camp in Portugal last week.

The new Norwich City signing dropped out of the squad when Coleman cut it down to 23 players on Monday, but now rejoins the fold ahead of Sunday's crucial qualifier.

Should Watkins feature against Serbia then it would be a senior international debut for the winger as Wales attempt to cope without suspended talisman Gareth Bale.

Wales currently sit third in World Cup qualifying Group D, four points adrift of Serbia and Republic of Ireland.

ID:299961: cacheID:299961:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2360:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Wales manager Chris Coleman on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Read Next:
Chris Coleman 'to consider Wales future'

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States14141038
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia811928
Great BritainGreat Britain57618
Today's Olympic highlights header

Friday's key events

· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!