Uruguay captain Diego Lugano out of England game at World Cup on Thursday

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has been ruled out of the World Cup match against England on Thursday with a knee injury.

The Uruguay federation says Lugano's left knee strain has intensified in recent day, preventing "normal sporting performance."

Medical scans showed that the 33-year-old defender does not currently require surgery.

Uruguay and England both lost their Group D openers on Saturday.