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No England return for Vardy

11th April 2019, 11:12 by Nick Harris

Brendan Rodgers has ruled out an England return for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy despite the absence of the injured Harry Kane.

England skipper Kane damaged his ankle in the Champions League win over Manchester City on Tuesday night and faces a spell on the sidelines.

However, even if he is ruled out of the Nations League finals in June, Rodgers says Vardy will not return to the international fold.

The 32-year-old announced his retirement from international duty last August but the Leicester boss has told Gareth Southgate that his frontman will not be returning.

The Foxes boss told the Sun: "Jamie's made his decision on England - there's nothing more to say on it.

"It's not my job to try and talk him out of retirement, he's very happy where he is. He gives his maximum in every training sessions, he plays in all the games.

"He is such an intelligent player, a top player, but he has made his decision internationally. He did it not just for football reasons, he did it for family reasons."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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