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Wednesday, 28 April 1999
An Arany Aszok International Friendly Match

Hungary 1 England 1 [0-1]

Match Summary
Hungary Squad

England Squad

Team Records
The Three Lions squad for the match against Hungary  April 1999
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Ball, Michael J. 2 October 1979 19 D Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Michael Ball was called up on 25 April following injury to Graeme Le Saux.
Batty, David 2 December 1968 30 M Newcastle United FC 27 10 37 0 0 3
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 19 D Manchester United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21 January 1975 24 M Manchester United FC 4 4 8 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 24 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 22 3 25 0 2 3
Sol Campbell withdrew from the squad on 25 April through injury.
Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 21 D/M Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Jamie Carragher was called up on 25 April following injury to Gareth Southgate.
Cole, Andrew A. 15 October 1971 27 F Manchester United FC 1 3 4 0 0 None
Andrew Cole withdrew from the squad on 25 April through injury.
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 20 D West Ham United FC 3 3 6 0 0 None
Gray, Michael 3 August 1974 24 D Sunderland AFC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 21 F Leicester City FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Jeffers, Francis 25 January 1981 18 F Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Francis Jeffers was called up on 25 April following injury to Andrew Cole.
Keown, Martin R. 24 July 1966 32 D Arsenal FC 20 1 21 1 0 2
Lampard, Frank 20 June 1978 20 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Le Saux, Graeme P. 17 October 1968 30 D Chelsea FC 31 3 34 1 0 2
Graeme Le Saux withdrew from the squad on 25 April through injury.
Martyn, A. Nigel 11 August 1966 32 G Leeds United AFC 7 2 9 0 0 None
McManaman, Steven 11 February 1972 27 M Liverpool FC 18 5 23 0 0 None
Neville, Philip A. 21 January 1977 22 D Manchester United FC 10 4 14 0 0 None
Phillips, Kevin M. 25 July 1973 25 F Sunderland AFC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Redknapp, Jamie F. 25 June 1973 25 M Liverpool FC 8 4 12 0 0 2
Scholes, Paul 16 November 1974 24 M Manchester United FC 14 2 16 7 0 5
Paul Scholes withdrew from the squad on 25 April through injury.
Seaman, David A. 19 September 1963 35 G Arsenal FC 45 4 49 0 1 1
Shearer, Alan 13 August 1970 28 F Newcastle United FC 46 2 48 22 19 2
Sherwood, Timothy A. 6 February 1969 30 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0 1 0 0 1
Southgate, Gareth 3 September 1970 28 D Aston Villa FC 26 4 30 1 0 2
Gareth Southgate withdrew from the squad on 25 April through injury.
Woodgate, Jonathan S. 22 January 1980 19 D Leeds United AFC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Jonathan Woodgate withdrew from the squad on 25 April through injury.
All information is complete to and including England's last match, the sixth of the 1998-99 season, against Poland on 27 March 1999.


Thursday, 15 April 1999 - Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen will miss at least the next three months with a hamstring injury.  Owen limped off in the 0-0 draw at Leeds United on Monday night and had a scan in hospital on the injured leg the following day.  The medical tests have revealed a worse problem than Liverpool originally thought and he will miss the rest of the season.  With fellow striker Robbie Fowler due to begin a six match ban on April 26th the Anfield club are set to give the green light to his appeal against the ban. That will delay any missed matches for Fowler until the start of next season depending on the outcome of the rarely used appeals procedure by the English FA's disciplinary committee.  Owen will also miss three England matches including two vital Euro 2000 qualifiers in the first nine days of June. The Fowler ban will also harm the England squad unless Liverpool decide to fight the six match sentence this week.  Injuries to Owen and Chris Sutton mean the England strike force to play Hungary later this month could look thin as several clubs are unwilling to release players to travel to Budapest for the game with the climax of the Premiership season approaching.  Owen will have a complete rest after treatment to mend a tear in the muscle and a tendon strain in the same leg. he has suffered pain in that leg before this season and will not start to train again until the summer. The muscle needs time to strengthen again after the treatment and he could miss the start of next season.

Tuesday, 20 April 1999 - Robbie Fowler is out of the England squad after being assaulted in a Liverpool hotel at the weekend.  Fowler sustained a broken nose following the attack by a Everton fan in the toilets and has had to rule himself out of the team due to face Hungary later this month.  Although the Liverpool striker has been banned from playing for the Merseyside club for the rest of the season he was still eligible to play for England and, up until this latest blow to his career, would have relished the chance to feature in the international.  The player will have to undergo a operation this Friday to repair the damage sustained to his nose and this, combined with his match bans ultimately puts him out of action until at least September.

Thursday, 22 April 1999 - Newly promoted Sunderland can claim two internationals before they have even kicked a ball in their next Premiership campaign after Kevin Keegan named his squad.  The emphasis is on young players but the surprise call-ups come from the North East and the new First Division champions.  Striker Kevin Phillips - an instinctive finisher in the penalty box - and wide midfielder Michael Gray are both included.  Gray is a fast left wing runner who has developed a defensive side to a game that had been dominated until two seasons ago by his crossing. Keegan obviously rates the pair and has also included young Leeds United central defender Jonathan Woodgate and Manchester United's Wes Brown.  Both are regarded as outstanding defensive prospects by their clubs but Woodgate has established himself with Leeds while Brown is not a regular first team player yet with United.  One feature of the final side will be an inexperienced midfield. The oldest player - Tottenham's Tim Sherwood has only one cap - but Keegan will watch the progress carefully of under-21 captain Frank Lampard Jr of West Ham United.  Strong Leicester City forward Emile Heskey finally breaks into the full England set up and is another graduate from the under-21 side and Sol Campbell is in the running to captain the side.  Title chasing clubs United and Arsenal have provided players after expressing doubts about the validity of the game in the climax to the club season.  But Keegan has left out Parlour, Adams and Beckham from his selection.

Sunday, 25 April 1999 - England's squad  has suffered six withdrawals.  Kevin Keegan has responded with a call up for Everton's eighteen year old striker Francis Jeffers.  He is a direct replacement for Manchester United striker Andrew Cole.  Cole scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Leeds United that kept United just a point behind Premiership leaders Arsenal with a game in hand. Striker Cole, however, reported an injury after the game and Paul Scholes - who scored three goals against Poland last month - also withdrew.  Tottenham Hotspur defender Sol Campbell and Leeds player Jonathan Woodgate also reported injuries. Gareth Southgate and Graeme Le Saux will also not travel to Hungary.  Liverpool's under-21 defender Jamie Carragher has been called into the squad along with Everton's Michael Ball.  Jeffers is in contention to play in a new look England attack alongside Alan Shearer who will captain the side on Wednesday.  He is only a month older than Liverpool sensation Michael Owen and is regarded as one of the top young prospects in the Premiership.

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