West Ham captain and England midfield rock Declan Rice has contracted a virus according to reports and has missed training with the national side in Qatar.

The Hammers Academy graduate has been influential in the World Cup so far this winter, with England now in the Quarter Final stage with a stern test against Les Bleus awaiting this Saturday.

The absence of Rice is a huge concern for all with the Irons talisman proving to be a key component in Gareth Southgates side as England look to finally end the long wait for success since former West Ham captain Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup with England back in 1966.

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