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England's Vardy to have groin injury assessed

Vardy to have groin injury assessed

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Jamie Vardy is due to have a groin injury assessed ahead of England's World Cup quarter-final with Sweden on Saturday.

England forward Jamie Vardy will have an assessment on a groin injury sustained in their World Cup last-16 penalty shoot-out win over Colombia.

England striker picked up groin problem in last-16 tie

Vardy came on as a late substitute in normal time of Tuesday's game in Moscow, which ended 1-1 after Yerry Mina cancelled out Harry Kane's penalty with an injury-time equaliser.

The Leicester City striker suffered a groin strain in extra time, during which neither team was able to find a winner.

From left, Kieran Trippier, Vardy and Harry Kane celebrate England's penalty shoot-out win over Colombia.

Vardy reportedly original taker of England's fifth spot-kick

Vardy had been reportedly set to take England's fifth penalty, but Eric Dier stepped up in his stead and scored the decisive spot-kick.

England are to face Sweden in the last eight in Samara, though Vardy's availability is in doubt as they bid to progress to the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

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