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Wednesday, 28 February 2001
A Nationwide International Friendly Match

England 3 Spain 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Spain Squad
Team Records
 
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The Three Lions Squad for the match against Spain  February 2001
Sven-Goran Eriksson's first squad
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Ball, Michael J. 2 October 1979 21 D Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Barmby, Nicholas J. 11 February 1974 27 M Liverpool FC 9 9 18 3 0 None
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 25 M Manchester United FC 34 3 37 1 1 6
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Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 21 D Manchester United FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21 January 1975 26 M Manchester United FC 5 4 9 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 26 D Arsenal FC 34 3 37 0 2 4
Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 23 M Liverpool FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 19 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Michael Carrick withdrew from the squad.

Cole, Andrew A. 15 October 1971 29 F Manchester United FC 5 5 10 0 0 2
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1981 19 D Arsenal FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 19 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29 December 1978 22 M Newcastle United FC 4 4 8 0 0 None

Keiran Dyer withdrew from the squad.

Ehiogu, Ugochuku 3 November 1972 28 D Middlesbrough FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 22 D Leeds United AFC 5 5 10 0 0 None
Fowler, Robert B. 9 April 1975 25 F Liverpool FC 7 8 15 3 0 1
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 23 F Liverpool FC 3 8 11 1 0 None
James, David B. 3 August 1970 30 G Aston Villa FC 2 0 2 1 GA 0 None
Lampard, Frank 20 June 1978 22 M West Ham United FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11 August 1966 34 G Leeds United AFC 11 3 14 0 0 None
McCann, Gavin W. 10 January 1978 23 D Sunderland AFC 0 0 0 0 0 None
McManaman, Steven 11 February 1972 29 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 23 8 31 3 0 None

Steve McManaman withdrew from the squad.

Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 26 D Manchester United FC 38 3 41 0 0 2
Neville, Philip A. 21 January 1977 24 D Manchester United FC 22 8 30 0 0 1
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 21 F Liverpool FC 15 9 24 8 0 2
Parlour, Raymond 7 March 1973 27 M Arsenal FC 3 7 10 0 0 None

Ray Parlour withdrew from the squad.

Phillips, Kevin M. 25 July 1973 27 F Sunderland AFC 3 3 6 0 0 None
Powell, Christopher G.R. 8 September 1969 31 D Charlton Athletic FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16 November 1974 26 M Manchester United FC 28 2 30 10 0 8
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Seaman, David A. 19 September 1963 37 G Arsenal FC 58 4 62 35 GA 1 1
Sheringham, Edward P. 2 April 1966 34 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 9 39 9 0 2
Wright, Richard I. 5 November 1977 23 G Ipswich Town FC 1 0 1 1 GA 0 None
All information is complete to and including England's last match, the fourth of the 2000-01 season, against Italy on 15 November 2000.

Diary

Monday, 10 July 2000 - The Football Association announced England will play Spain in a friendly match on Wednesday, 28 February 2001 at a home venue yet to be determined.

Wednesday, 16 August 2000 - The FA have announced that England's friendly match against Spain will be played at Villa Park in Birmingham, 42 years after the last England international was staged there.  Villa Park has hosted six England matches, all in the British Championship, the last the 2-2 draw with Wales on 26 November 1958.

Tuesday, 5 December 2000 - SS Lazio, managed by England manager-elect, lie at the bottom of Champions League Group D after a 1-0 defeat in Rome to Leeds United.

Monday, 17 December 2000 - SS Lazio lose at home in the Rome derby to bitter rivals AS Roma 1-0. Roma currently head Serie A.

Wednesday, 20 December 2000 - The Football Association set a deadline of January for Lazio to decide whether to release Eriksson to England's World Cup campaign for the rest of the season. "We will sit down with president Sergio Cragnotti and talk about the next step," said Adam Crozier, the FA's chief executive. If Lazio do not allow Eriksson, who will join the FA full-time in July, to take time off from club duties to oversee his next team on a temporary basis, Taylor can start his preparation and planning.

Sunday, 7 January 2001 - SS Lazio again lose at home, this time to SS Napoli 2-1. It is their sixth defeat in their lats nine games.

Monday, 8 January 2001 - SS Lazio hold crisis talks with Eriksson following the Italian Champions' dramatic loss of form. However, Sergio Cragnotti declares that Eriksson can stay with the club until the end of the season.


Tuesday, 9 January 2001 - Sven-Goran Eriksson has resigned his post as SS Lazio coach after three and a half years. He will start his new job as England manager tomorrow.

Saturday, 13 January 2001 - The day after the new manager is introduced to the media at FA's Soho Square, Eriksson chooses the West Ham United-Sunderland match as his first scouting match. Following the match, in an Ispwich hotel room, Eriksson appoints Peter Taylor as his assistant.

Sunday, 14 January 2001 - Thirteen englishmen play in front of Eriksson as Ipswich Town host Leicester City.

Saturday, 20 January 2001 - 34 year-old Tony Adams decides to bring the curtain down on his England career following 66 appearances.

Friday, 23 February 2001 - After speding the last 41 days home and abroad taking in 25 matches, Sven-Goran Eriksson announces his first England squad, calling an astonishing 31 players together for the friendly match against Spain next week.  And there was no room for selection because of injury for Darren Anderton, Steven Gerrard, Martin Keown, Jamie Redknapp, Trevor Sinclair or Gareth Southgate. David Batty, Graeme Le Saux, Paul Ince, Paul Merson, Stuart Pearce or Dennis Wise missed out on selection also. Gareth Barry, Seth Johnson, Paul Robinson and Alan Smith have been called into the under-21 squad.

England Form: last six games
W L D L D  f 4:a success: 33%
770 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0 [0-0]
Stade Communal, Charleroi (27,700/30,000)
Shearer ECF NW
771 20 June 2000 - England 2 Romania 3 [2-1]
Stade Communal, Charleroi (27,000/30,000)
Shearer (pen), Owen
Chivu, Munteanu, Ganea (pen)
NL
772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1 [0-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis (76,318)
Petit
Owen
Fr AD
773 7 October 2000 - England 0 Germany 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (76,377)
Hamann WCP HL
774 11 October 2000 - Finland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (36,210)
  AD
775 15 November 2000 - Italy 1 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio delle Alpi, Torino (30,000)
Gattuso Fr AL
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