Upson ruled out for England

Matthew Upson has been ruled out of the 23-man England squad to face France in Paris on Wednesday because of a calf injury.

The 28-year-old defender, capped eight times, played the full 90 minutes last month in Fabio Capello's first match in charge, a 2-1 win against Switzerland. However, he has missed the last three West Ham United fixtures - including Saturday's 1-1 draw at Everton. The club will still have two players on England duty next week, with James Tomkins and Freddie Sears set to play for the U19s in a friendly against Russia at Milton Keynes on Tuesday. Mark Noble has been rested by the U21s for their home friendly against Poland on the same evening.

Also in action this Wednesday are Freddie Ljungberg, who will captain Sweden in a glamour tie against Brazil in a match to be played at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, and John Pantsil who will play for Ghana against Mexico at Fulham's Craven Cottage. On the same day, Lucas Neill and Jack Collison, for Australia in China and Wales U21s in Bosnia-Herzegovina respectively, are the only two players who will be involved in competitive action.