Injured Pienaar out of South Africa squad

JOHANNESBURG - Steven Pienaar has pulled out of South Africa's squad for the international friendlies against Norway and Iceland after being injury by his national team captain, the country's Football Association said on Monday.

Everton midfielder Pienaar suffered severe bruising in a tackle by Aaron Mokoena during last month's English Premier League match against Portsmouth. South Africa coach Joel Santana has called up uncapped winger Franklin Cale from Ajax Cape Town as replacement.

The 2010 World Cup hosts play Norway in Oslo on Saturday and Iceland in Reykjavik next Tuesday.