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Wednesday, 28 March 2001
World Cup 2002 UEFA Group Nine qualification match

Albania 1 England 3 [0-0]

Match Summary
Albania Squad

England Squad
Team Records
 
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The Three Lions Squad for the matches against Finland and Albania  March 2001
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 25 M Manchester United FC 36 3 39 2 3 6
1
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 6 5 11 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 26 D Arsenal FC 36 3 39 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
Cole, Andrew A. 15 October 1971 29 F Manchester United FC 7 5 12 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
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 22 D Leeds United AFC 7 5 12 0 0 None
Fowler, Robert B. 9 April 1975 25 F Liverpool FC 7 9 16 3 0 1
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 January 1978 23 F Liverpool FC 3 10 13 2 0 None
James, David B. 3 August 1970 30 G Aston Villa FC 3 0 3 1 GA 0 None
Lampard, Frank 20 June 1978 22 M West Ham United FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11 August 1966 34 G Leeds United AFC 11 4 15 0 0 None
McCann, Gavin W. 10 January 1978 23 D Sunderland AFC 0 1 1 0 0 None
McManaman, Steven 11 February 1972 29 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 24 8 32 3 0 1
Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 26 D Manchester United FC 39 4 43 0 0 2
Neville, Philip A. 21 January 1977 24 D Manchester United FC 23 8 31 0 0 1
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 21 F Liverpool FC 17 9 26 9 0 2
Powell, Christopher G.R. 8 September 1969 31 D Charlton Athletic FC 2 0 2 0 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16 November 1974 26 M Manchester United FC 30 2 32 10 0 9
1
Seaman, David A. 19 September 1963 37 G Arsenal FC 59 4 63 36 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 sixth of the 2000-01 season, against Finland on 24 March 2001.

Diary

Sunday, 18 March 2001 - Sven-Goran Eriksson summons a 26-player squad for the World Cup 2002  matches against Finland and Albania. There are several changes from the unusually large 31-player squad Eriksson chose for his first match in chargeThe only addition is Steven Gerrard, who was unavailable for selection to the last squad because of injury.  Five players have been omitted, Ugo Ehiogu, Ray Parlour and Kevin Phillips all dropped, and Nick Barmby and Kieron Dyer are injured. Michael Ball has joined the under-21 squad. Darren Anderton, Martin Keown, Jamie Redknapp and Trevor Sinclair, who is still uncapped, are all injured and so have not been called-up, whereas players such as David Batty, Paul Ince, Graeme Le Saux, Paul Merson, Stuart Pearce, Gareth Southgate and Dennis Wise have all been overlooked.

Thursday, 22 March 2001 - Goalkeeper David Seaman, who missed Arsenal's match against Aston Villa last Sunday because of inflammation of the back, is declared fit to play.

Saturday, 24 March 2001 - Midfielder Steven Gerrard is declared fit to start for England after a week in which he had at times been unable to train because of soreness in his back, one of several physical problems that have plagued him throughout his relatively brief career, apparently because his bone growth has outstripped his muscle growth.  The England squad has so far incurred no injury withdrawals
ahead of their match against Finland this afternoon.

Sunday, 25 March 2001 - The pain in Steven Gerrard's back get the best of him and forces his withdrawal from the squad. The England coaching staff, after taking medical advice, have sent him home after he played the full 90 minutes against Finland yesterday and awoke this morning suffering from back soreness.  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 Form: last six games
D L D W W  f 6:a success: 50%
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
776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0 [1-0]
Villa Park, Birmingham
(41,129)
Barmby, Heskey, Ehiogu HW
777 24 March 2001 - England 2 Finland 1 [1-1]
Anfield Road, Liverpool
(44,262)
Owen, Beckham
Riihilahti (G.Neville OG)
WCP HW
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