Danny Rose and Alex McCarthy have pulled out of England’s squad for the upcoming Nations League clashes against Croatia and Spain with minor injuries.The duo sat out training on Tuesday and Wednesday and England confirmed both players will return to their clubs.Rose has been struggling with a groin complaint, while no reason has been given for McCarthy’s withdrawal, although the issue is not thought to be serious. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell may now get the chance to stake a claim for a place, with Manchester United’s Luke Shaw having withdrawn from the squad last week.England visit Croatia on Friday, before travelling to Spain – who defeated the Three Lions at Wembley last month – on Monday.Tottenham will be hoping that the problem picked up by Rose does not keep him out of action for long, as they important fixtures approaching across multiple competitions.Once domestic action resumes after the international break, Spurs are set to take in a derby date with West Ham and a Champions League trip to PSV.They are then due to face reigning champions Manchester City in the Premier League before tackling the Hammers again in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.Southampton have a similar run lined up in which they would prefer to have McCarthy available.They have a derby date approaching, against Bournemouth, as well as a league meeting with Pep Guardiola’s City and a League Cup tie with Leicester.
zoomImage Courtesy: MOL Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is moving further into the subsea support vessel business as it decided to buy a stake in Norwegian AKOFS Offshore AS.As informed, MOL and Mitsui & Co have entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire shares in AKOFS Offshore AS, which is owned by Aker Group’s Akastor ASA.“After in-kind contribution of the company of owner and leasing the subsea support vessel, Skandi Santos, which MOL, Mitsui & Co., and AKOFS are jointly operating since November 2016, MOL’s acquisition amount will be about JPY 8 billion,” the company said.The move will enable MOL to become more involved in the operation and ship management of subsea support vessels, as explained by the company.AKOFS currently operates three subsea support vessels. Two of them, including the Skandi Santos, are chartered to the Brazilian state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro, while another is planned to be chartered by Equinor Energy AS.MOL said it anticipates stable demand and earnings in the subsea field and plans to get involved in every phase of subsea support vessel operations, from research of sea bed petroleum and gas fields to construction, maintenance, repair work, and removal, as the company strives to expand the business.Additionally, MOL, Mitsui & Co., Akastor and Aker have agreed to seek new opportunities to expand their collaboration based on a long-term perspective.