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England National Football Team Match No. 785

England 1 Sweden 1 [1-1]

Saturday, 10 November 2001

Sweden Pre-Match

 

England Squad for Match Against Sweden November 2001
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Anderton, Darren R. 03-Mar-1972 29 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 1 29 7 0 1 C
Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 26 M Manchester United FC 43 3 46 5 10 1 E  6 C
Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 26 M Manchester United FC 7 7 14 0 0 None
Carragher, James L.D. 28-Jan-1978 23 D Liverpool FC 1 5 6 0 0 1 C
Ehiogu, Ugochuku 03-Nov-1972 29 D Middlesbrough FC 0 3 3 1 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-1978 22 D Leeds United AFC 13 5 18 0 0 None
Fowler, Robert B. 09-Apr-1975 26 F Liverpool FC 11 10 21 5 0 1 C
Gerrard, Steven G. 30-May-1980 21 M Liverpool FC 7 1 8 1 0 1 C

Steven Gerrard pulled out of the squad on 8 November due to a groin injury.

Heskey, Emile W.I. 11-Jan-1978 23 F Liverpool FC 8 11 19 3 0 1 C
Keown, Martin R. 24-Jul-1966 35 D Arsenal FC 38 2 40 2 1 3 C
Lampard, Frank J. 20-Jun-1978 23 M Chelsea FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 35 G Leeds United AFC 14 4 18 0 0 None
Mills, Daniel J. 18-May-1977 24 D Leeds United AFC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Murphy, Daniel B. 18-Mar-1977 24 M Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Neville, Gary A. 18-Feb-1975 26 D Manchester United FC 44 4 48 0 0 4 C
Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 24 D Manchester United FC 25 8 33 0 0 1 C
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 21 F Liverpool FC 22 10 32 14 0 2 C
Phillips, Kevin M. 25-Jul-1973 28 F Sunderland AFC 3 3 6 0 0 None
Powell, Christopher G.R. 08-Sep-1969 32 D Charlton Athletic FC 2 2 4 0 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 26 M Manchester United FC 37 2 39 13 0 1 E  9 C
Sheringham, Edward P. 02-Apr-1966 35 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 12 42 11 0 2 C
Sinclair, Trevor L. 02-Mar-1973 28 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Smith, Alan 28-Oct-1980 21 F Leeds United AFC 0 3 3 0 0 None
Southgate, Gareth 03-Sep-1970 31 D Middlesbrough FC 34 9 43 1 0 3 C
Walker, Ian M. 31-Oct-1971 30 G Leicester City FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Wright, Richard I. 05-Nov-1977 24 G Arsenal FC 1 1 2 0 0 None

All information is complete and includes England's match against Greece on 6 October 2001, the fourth of the 2001-02 season.

Notes

Monday, 5 November 2001 - England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has given Kevin Philips the chance to stake his claim for a ticket to the World Cup Finals.  The Sunderland striker, along with Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton, was the unexpected name in the 26-man England squad for the friendly against Sweden at Old Trafford on Saturday. Phillips was an unused substitute for Eriksson's first match against Spain at Villa Park in March. But since then he had been consigned to an eight-month, eight-match international exile - and it appeared that his lack of European football with his club was a major factor counting against him.  Injury-plagued Anderton last appeared for England against Italy under then-caretaker coach Peter Taylor 12 months ago, but - as he did for Euro '96 and France '98 - appears to be recovering his form and fitness in time for a major international tournament.  Meanwhile Leeds United striker Alan Smith has also been recalled after an ankle injury ruled him out of Eriksson's last two squads.  Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is also recalled after a one-match absence, the World Cup qualifier with Greece at Old Trafford last month.  David Seaman, Ashley Cole, Nick Barmby and Andrew Cole are ruled out through injury of the squad originally selected to face the Greeks.  Eriksson has also agreed to a request from Real Madrid to release Steve McManaman to play in next weekend's Spanish League game against Real Zaragoza.  Leicester City goalkeeper Ian Walker, Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt, Liverpool striker Michael Owen and Charlton Athletic defender Chris Powell are also back in the squad.   Sol Campbell is still missing because of his ongoing hamstring injury.

Wednesday, 7 November 2001 - England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has injury doubts over Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, West Ham winger Trevor Sinclair and Arsenal defender Martin Keown ahead of Saturday's friendly with Sweden at Old Trafford.  The squad gathered at lunchtime today and, following a long briefing with Eriksson, underwent their first training session at Manchester United's Carrington base.  The trio were unable to play a full part in the session. Keown and Sinclair were restricted to a lighter run-out with physio Alan Smith. Sinclair was wearing strapping on his right ankle, while Keown may have been feeling the after-effects of Sunday's home defeat by Charlton Athletic.  Gerrard, meanwhile, sat out the final 20 minutes of the session.

Thursday, 8 November 2001 - Steven Gerrard was today forced to pull out of England's friendly against Sweden as Michael Owen's hamstring problems resurfaced to put his participation in doubt as well.  Gerrard pulled out of training yesterday with a groin problem and he returned to Liverpool for treatment after the injury had been reassessed this morning.

Friday, 9 November 2001 - Michael Owen has been passed fit to play for England against Sweden at Old Trafford tomorrow.  Owen had a slight hamstring problem yesterday and England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson insisted he would not gamble on the striker's fitness for a friendly. But Owen was able to train today and is fit to face the Swedes.  The 21-year-old Liverpool striker only recently returned to action after injuring a hamstring in the Premiership match with Tottenham Hotspur on September 22.  Owen was put through a rigorous session at Carrington training headquarters this afternoon by Eriksson.

England Player Injuries Affecting The Matches Against Sweden.

 

England Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
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]
778 28-Mar-2001 Albania Stadiumi Kombetar Qemal Stafa, Tiranë WCP 3 1 AW [0-0]
779 25-May-2001 Mexico Pride Park Stadium, Derby F 4 0 HW [3-0]
780 06-Jun-2001 Greece Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína WCP 2 0 AW [0-0]
781 15-Aug-2001 Netherlands White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London F 0 2 HL [0-2]
782 01-Sep-2001 Germany Olympiastadion, München WCP 5 1 AW [2-1]
783 05-Sep-2001 Albania St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne WCP 2 0 HW [1-0]
784 06-Oct-2001 Greece Old Trafford, Manchester WCP 2 2 HD [0-1]

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