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Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole back in England training

England striker Wayne Rooney and defender Ashley Cole resumed full training on Tuesday before the team's second World Cup match against Algeria.

sports Updated: Jun 15, 2010 17:34 IST

England striker Wayne Rooney and defender Ashley Cole resumed full training on Tuesday before the team's second World Cup match against Algeria.

Both players were knocking the ball about freely after missing the previous day's session in the wake of the 1-1 draw with Group C rival United States.

Rooney got a kick to the ankle on Saturday, while Cole usually takes an extra day of rest after matches.

Center back Ledley King, whose groin injury is being assessed by medics on a daily basis, missed training as expected. The Football Association has yet to confirm a scan has taken place on the Tottenham captain.

"It will be a blow if Ledley is out. We've got good replacements, but Ledley is a big, big player for us," England striker Peter Crouch said. "We hope he will recover as quickly as possible."

Crouch also hopes the team can recover from the setback of the opening draw.

"We haven't lost the game, like a lot of people have made out, and we will go into the next game full of confidence and do better," Crouch said. "It's not all doom and gloom. We have two more games to come and we have to make sure we get it right and go through."