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England National Football Team Match No. 775

Italy 1 England 0 [0-0]

Wednesday, 15 November 2000

England Pre-Match

 

England Squad for Match Against Italy November 2000
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Anderton, Darren R. 03-Mar-1972 28 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 0 28 7 0 1 C
Ball, Michael J. 02-Oct-1979 21 D Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Barmby, Nicholas J. 11-Feb-1974 26 M Liverpool FC 8 9 17 3 0 None
Barry, Gareth 23-Feb-1981 19 D Aston Villa FC 2 3 5 0 0 1 C
Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 25 M Manchester United FC 33 3 36 1 0 1 E  6 C
Brown, Wesley M. 13-Oct-1979 21 D Manchester United FC 1 1 2 0 0 None

Wes Brown  withdrew injured from the squad on 11 November.

Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 25 M Manchester United FC 4 4 8 0 0 None
Carragher, James L.D. 28-Jan-1978 22 M Liverpool FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29-Dec-1978 21 M Newcastle United FC 3 4 7 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-1978 22 D West Ham United FC 4 5 9 0 0 None
Fowler, Robert B. 09-Apr-1975 25 F Liverpool FC 7 7 14 3 0 1 C
Gerrard, Steven G. 30-May-1980 20 M Liverpool FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11-Jan-1978 22 F Liverpool FC 2 8 10 1 0 None
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
James, David B. 01-Aug-1970 30 G Aston Villa FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Johnson, Seth A.M. 12-Mar-1979 21 D Derby County FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Lampard, Frank J. 20-Jun-1978 22 M West Ham United FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Neville, Gary A. 18-Feb-1975 25 D Manchester United FC 37 3 40 0 0 2 C
Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 23 D Manchester United FC 22 8 30 0 0 1 C
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 20 F Liverpool FC 15 9 24 8 0 2 C

Michael Owen withdrew from the squad with a back injury on 13 November.

Parlour, Raymond 07-Mar-1973 27 M Arsenal FC 2 7 9 0 0 None
Phillips, Kevin M. 25-Jul-1973 27 F Sunderland AFC 3 2 5 0 0 None
Robinson, Paul W. 15-Oct-1979 21 G Leeds United AFC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 25 M Manchester United FC 28 2 30 10 0 1 E  7 C

Paul Scholes withdrew from the squad with a thigh strain on 13 November.

Smith, Alan 20-Oct-1980 20 F Leeds United AFC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Alan Smith withdrew exhausted from the squad on 12 November.

Southgate, Gareth 03-Sep-1970 30 D Aston Villa FC 33 7 40 1 0 3 C
Wright, Richard I. 05-Nov-1977 23 G Ipswich Town FC 1 0 1 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including the match against Finland on 11 October 2000.

Notes

Thursday, 9 November 2000 - Acting England manager Peter Taylor announced a 26-man squad for the friendly match against Italy and said David Beckham will captain the England side for the first time.

Saturday, 11 November 2000 - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said defender Wes Brown would not report for England duty Sunday night because of a knee injury he suffered in Saturday afternoon's match against Middlesbrough.  The injury forced Brown to leave the match at half-time. Aston Villa defender Gareth Southgate, one of the few experienced players in the experimental England squad, was forced to leave the match against Tottenham Hotspur in the first half after suffering a head injury and is considered doubtful for the Italy match.

Sunday, 12 November 2000 - Leeds United manager David O'Leary withdrew forward Alan Smith from the England squad after telephone consultation with acting England manager Peter Taylor.  Smith picked up a minor ankle knock in Sunday 's match against Chelsea but did not leave the game.  O'Leary said the main reason for the withdrawal is that the young striker is suffering from exhaustion because of the club's demanding fixture list and "the way he plays."

Monday, 13 November 2000 - Paul Scholes and Michael Owen withdrew from the England squad after training this morning, Owen with a back injury and Scholes with a thigh strain.  The England squad departed for Turin missing four players from the squad acting manager Peter Taylor named on Thursday, Alan Smith and Wes Brown having withdrawn earlier.  Gareth Southgate reported despite receiving stitches for a facial wound suffered in Saturday Premiership action against Tottenham Hotspur.  Taylor named no replacements for the four injured players, presumably because the 26-man squad was large enough to absorb them.

 

England Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
760 04-Sep-1999 Luxembourg Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 6 0 HW [5-0]
761 08-Sep-1999 Poland Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa ECP 0 0 AD [0-0]
762 10-Oct-1999 Belgium Stadium of Light, Sunderland F 2 1 HW [1-1]
763 13-Nov-1999 Scotland Hampden Park, Glasgow ECP 2 0 AW [2-0]
764 17-Nov-1999 Scotland Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 0 1 HL [0-1]
765 23-Feb-2000 Argentina Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 0 0 HD [0-0]
766 27-May-2000 Brazil Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 1 1 HD [1-1]
767 31-May-2000 Ukraine Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 2 0 HW [1-0]
768 03-Jun-2000 Malta The National Stadium, Ta'Qali F 2 1 AW [1-1]
769 12-Jun-2000 Portugal Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands ECF 2 3 NL [2-2]
770 17-Jun-2000 Germany Stade Communal, Charleroi, Belgium ECF 1 0 NW [0-0]
771 20-Jun-2000 Romania Stade Communal, Charleroi, Belgium ECF 2 3 NL [2-1]
772 02-Sep-2000 France Stade de France, Saint-Denis F 1 1 AD [0-0]
773 07-Oct-2000 Germany Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP 0 1 HL [0-1]
774 11-Oct-2000 Finland Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP 0 0 AD [0-0]

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