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England National Football Team Match No. 778

Albania 1 England 3 [0-0]

Wednesday, 28 March 2001

England Pre-Match

 

England Squad for Matches Against Finland & Albania March 2001
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 25 M Manchester United FC 36 3 39 2 2 1 E  6 C
Brown, Wesley M. 13-Oct-1979 21 D Manchester United FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 26 M Manchester United FC 6 5 11 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 26 D Arsenal FC 36 3 39 0 2 4 C
Carragher, James L.D. 28-Jan-1978 23 D/M Liverpool FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Carrick, Michael 28-Jul-1981 19 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Cole, Andrew A. 15-Oct-1971 29 F Manchester United FC 7 5 12 0 0 2 C
Cole, Ashley 20-Dec-1980 20 D Arsenal FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Cole, Joseph J. 08-Nov-1981 19 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-1978 22 D Leeds United AFC 7 5 12 0 0 None
Fowler, Robert B. 09-Apr-1975 25 F Liverpool FC 7 9 16 3 0 1 C
Gerrard, Steven G. 30-May-1980 20 M Liverpool FC 2 1 3 0 0 None

Steven Gerrard withdrew from the squad on 25 March, due to a sore back.

Heskey, Emile W.I. 11-Jan-1978 23 F Liverpool FC 3 10 13 2 0 None
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
James, David B. 01-Aug-1970 30 G Aston Villa FC 3 0 3 0 0 None
Lampard, Frank J. 21-Jun-1978 22 M West Ham United FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 34 G Leeds United AFC 11 4 15 0 0 None
McCann, Gavin P. 10-Jan-1978 23 D Sunderland AFC 0 1 1 0 0 None
McManaman, Steven 11-Feb-1972 29 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 24 8 32 3 0 1 C
Neville, Gary A. 18-Feb-1975 26 D Manchester United FC 39 4 43 0 0 2 C
Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 24 D Manchester United FC 23 8 31 0 0 1 C
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 21 F Liverpool FC 17 9 26 9 0 2 C
Powell, Christopher G.R. 08-Sep-1969 31 D Charlton Athletic FC 2 0 2 0 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 26 M Manchester United FC 30 2 32 10 0 1 E  8 C
Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 37 G Arsenal FC 59 4 63 0 1 1 C
Sheringham, Edward P. 02-Apr-1966 34 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 9 39 9 0 2 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 24 March 2001.

Notes

Sunday, 18 March 2001 - Coach Sven-Göran Eriksson summoned a 26-player squad for the World Cup 2002 preliminary matches against Finland at Anfield Road in Liverpool on Saturday, 24 March and Albania at Qemal Stafa Stadium in Tiranë on Wednesday, 28 March.  

Saturday, 24 March 2001 - The squad entered the Finland match intact, having incurred no injury withdrawals, and the players apparently emerged unscathed from the 2-1 victory.

Sunday, 25 March 2001 - The England coaching staff, after taking medical advice, sent home Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, who played the full 90 minutes against Finland yesterday and awoke this morning suffering from back soreness, one of several recurring problems he has had in coping with the physical demands of the game, apparently because his bone growth has outstripped his muscle growth.  The withdrawal had been anticipated since Gerrard's physical problems have often prevented him from playing consecutive games within a few days of each other for his club side.

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]
775 15-Nov-2000 Italy Stadio delle Alpi, Torino F 0 1 AL [0-0]
776 28-Feb-2001 Spain Villa Park, Birmingham F 3 0 HW [1-0]
777 24-Mar-2001 Finland Anfield Road, Liverpool WCP 2 1 HW [1-1]

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