Jamie Vardy to have groin injury assessed

Jamie Vardy is due to have a groin injury assessed ahead of England's World Cup quarterfinal with Sweden.

England's Jamie Vardy against Colombia   -  Getty Images

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

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.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 is set to face Sweden in the last eight in Samara, though Vardy's availability is in doubt as it bids to progress to the semifinals for the first time since 1990.

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