Beckham out of England squad

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David Beckham today added to Sven-Goran Eriksson's injury problems ahead of their friendly in Sweden by pulling out of the already-depleted squad.

Eriksson was already without a host of first-choice players for Wednesday's game in Gothenburg.

Now Beckham has succumbed to the calf injury sustained for Real Madrid last night and was due to return to Spain after being assessed by England medical staff today.

Eriksson's remaining injury concern is Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, who missed training today to have treatment on an ankle knock.