England defender Ashley Cole will miss World Cup qualifier clash against Montenegro at Wembley on Friday, The FA confirmed.
Arsenal’s defender Kieran Gibbs will be the replacement for Cole.
Cole with a rib injury problem during Chelsea’s victory at Norwich on Sunday in Premier League and underwent a scan on Monday.
England have to win both the coming games with Montenegro and Poland to guarantee their place at next summer’s finals in Brazil.
The 32-year-old, Cole has a good international experience. He won more than 100 caps and played three World Cups for England.