Copa Sudamericana

England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain out of World Cup

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was ruled out the World Cup on Wednesday after sustaining knee-ligament damage playing for Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals against Roma.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was carried off on a stretcher in the 18th minute of the first leg at Anfield on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old midfielder was assessed by Liverpool, which said he will not return to full fitness until next season.

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