LONDON: Chelsea players Wayne Bridge and John Terry were involved in a nightclub brawl hours before being named in England's World Cup squad, reports said on Tuesday.

Bridge had a minor cut and bruising on his head, and Terry pulled another man away from Chelsea striker Carlton Cole, who had been subjected to a racial insult, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.

None of the players were arrested and Scotland Yard didn't name anyone involved. It said a man was injured but declined treatment, and a 34-year-old was arrested.

According to the daily, the incident happened early on Monday at a private party involving several Premier League players at the trendy Embassy Club in London. AP

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