The Chelsea midfielder said he did not feel fully fit after struggling to recover from the calf problem that has marred the start of his time with the Premier League champions.
But Vardy, who won the Premier playing alongside Drinkwater at Leicester two years ago, claims the 27 year old is still desperate to play for England and is simply not fit.
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However, there one lone voice who spoke out in support of Drinkwater, and that man was Jamie Vardy.
"I think he definitely wants to play for his country but, to be honest, he has been struggling to get a bit of match-time", Vardy said.
Our £35m signing may win back Southgate if he puts in some good performances for us when he gets the chance. He has been doing that in recent weeks for Chelsea and he needs to keep building that up.
"For some time the big question mark with England is whether the players really want to play for the Three Lions enough?"
England manager Gareth Southgate revealed that he had phoned the Chelsea midfielder to discuss his potential inclusion in his squad for the games against Germany and Brazil but Drinkwater turned down the opportunity due to concerns about his fitness.
Surely, he's the type of workaday player that would cherish every dalliance he is granted with the national team and not go flippantly turning them down on a whim?
The three cities have witnessed a heavy rainfall on Sunday, forcing the authorities to order the closure of schools until Monday. Ennore near Chennai recorded the highest rainfall of 11 cm in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 AM Monday, the weather office said.
The JCS official said the soldier had regained consciousness but declined comment on whether his injuries were life-threatening. No civilians live there, and a cluster of blue huts form a Joint Security Area overseen by North Korea and the U.N.
The city will be built on a 25,000-acre plot in a remote area in Tonopah, around 50 miles (80 km) west of Phoenix. One of Bill Gates' investment groups has bought 25,000 acres of land in a remote area in Arizona.
The Mukesh Ambani-led firm has also tied up several e-wallets to bring instant cashbacks of up to Rs 300 during recharge. For Oppo F1s, A33F, A37F, A37Fw, A57 and A71 model phone users, Jio is offering 10GB of free 4G data for six recharges.
About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, but most travel through China. That same year, another North Korean soldier fled across the border after killing his platoon and squadron leaders.
Their son's case is reportedly now in the hands of surgeon Silvia Orozco, who recently conducted a thorough examination on him. She also revealed the family take it in turns to push the boy to a local hospital where doctors are baffled by his condition.
"France is fully aware of our country's firm position that Iran's defense affairs are not negotiable", said Qassemi. The move faced a serious backlash back then, including from France, which stated it would stick to the deal.
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