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Gerrard cleared for England's friendly against Sweden after scan

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Gerrard cleared for England's friendly against Sweden after scan

Steven Gerrard will travel with the England squad ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Sweden following a scan on a minor knee injury.

It had been feared that the 32-year-old would miss the clash after taking a knock to his knee during Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. But the Reds star is now expected to earn his 100th cap in Stockholm, joining a list containing the likes of David Beckham, Sir Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and Peter Shilton.

"Steven Gerrard has been cleared to travel with the England squad to Sweden having undergone a precautionary scan on Monday afternoon," the FA wrote in a statement. "The England captain reported to the team hotel following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea, and having received positive news is set to win his 100th cap against Sweden on Wednesday evening in Stockholm."

While Gerrard is slated for his milestone, there are also a number of players who are expected to make their first appearance for the senior side, with 17-year-old Raheem Sterling and 31-year-old Leon Osman both included in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad.

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