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England captain Steven Gerrard will win his 100th cap on Wednesday after a scan confirmed he suffered no knee ligament damage during Liverpool's Premier League draw with Chelsea on Sunday.
Gerrard suffered a knock late in the 1-1 draw and, after reporting for duty in Manchester on Monday, was sent for a precautionary scan by the Football Association.
The scan revealed there was no damage, meaning Gerrard will lead his country into their friendly against Sweden in Stockholm, where he will become only the sixth Englishman to reach a century of caps.
An FA statement read: "Steven Gerrard has been cleared to travel with the England squad to Sweden having undergone a precautionary scan on Monday afternoon.
"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."
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The man who should’ve been an all time great: Michael Owen - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAs Steven Gerrard makes his 100th appearance for England against Sweden tonight, it’s easy to forget all about a player who Gerrard grew up with from a young age and forged such a terrific understanding with for both club and country. The player in question is Michael Owen.