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England National Football Team Match No. 786

Netherlands 1 England 1 [1-0]

Wednesday, 13 February 2002

England Pre-Match


England Squad for Match Against Netherlands February 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Anderton, Darren R. 03-Mar-1972 29 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 2 30 7 0 1 C

Darren Anderton withdrew from the squad because of a leg injury on Monday, 11 February.

Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 26 M Manchester United FC 44 3 47 6 11 1 E  6 C
Bridge, Wayne M. 05-Aug-1980 21 D Southampton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 27 M Manchester United FC 8 7 15 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 27 D Arsenal FC 39 3 42 0 2 4 C
Cole, Joseph J. 08-Nov-1981 20 M West Ham United FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-1978 23 D Leeds United AFC 14 5 19 0 0 None
Gerrard, Steven G. 30-May-1980 21 M Liverpool FC 7 1 8 1 0 1 C
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11-Jan-1978 24 F Liverpool FC 9 11 20 3 0 1 C
James, David B. 01-Aug-1970 31 G West Ham United FC 3 2 5 0 0 None
King, Ledley B. 12-Oct-1980 21 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Ledley King withdrew from the squad because of a sore throat.

Lampard, Frank J. 20-Jun-1978 23 M Chelsea FC 1 3 4 0 0 None
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 35 G Leeds United AFC 15 4 19 0 0 None
Neville, Gary A. 18-Feb-1975 26 D Manchester United FC 45 4 49 0 0 4 C
Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 25 D Manchester United FC 25 9 34 0 0 1 C
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 22 F Liverpool FC 22 10 32 14 0 2 C

Michael Owen withdrew from the squad because of a slight knee ligament injury on Monday, 11 February.

Phillips, Kevin M. 25-Jul-1973 28 F Sunderland AFC 4 3 7 0 0 None
Powell, Christopher G.R. 08-Sep-1969 32 D Charlton Athletic FC 2 2 4 0 0 None
Ricketts, Michael B. 04-Dec-1978 23 F Bolton Wanderers FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 27 M Manchester United FC 38 2 40 13 0 1 E  9 C
Sinclair, Trevor L. 02-Mar-1973 28 M West Ham United FC 1 0 1 0 0 None

Trevor Sinclair withdrew from the squad because of a viral illness on Monday, 11 February.

Southgate, Gareth 03-Sep-1970 31 D Middlesbrough FC 35 9 44 1 0 3 C
Vassell, Darius 13-Jun-1980 21 F Aston Villa FC 0 0 0 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 Sweden on 10 November 2001, the fifth of the 2001-02 season.


Friday, 25 April 2001 - The Football Association revealed that England will play a return fixture in Netherlands in March, 2002.  England and the Netherlands already are scheduled to meet at White Hart Lane in a friendly on 15 August.  It is hoped the return fixture will serve as a World Cup 2002 preparation match for both teams.

Sunday, 13 January 2002 - The Sunday People reported that Umbro has revealed England will wear their new World Cup red "away" strip in the friendly against the Netherlands on 13 February.

Tuesday, 29 January 2002 - In the wake of coin-throwing by fans at the F.A.cup tie between Arsenal and Liverpool on Sunday, the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association) announced that the 8,000 England fans who have bought tickets to the friendly against the Netherlands will watch the match from behind giant nets.  Closed-circuit television cameras will monitor crowd behaviour.

Wednesday, 30 January 2002 - Liverpool midfielder Jamie Carragher will not be selected for the England squad that faces the Netherlands, the Football Association announced.  Carragher has been given the mandatory three-match ban for a red card offence involving violent conduct following his ejection from Sunday's F.A.cup tie at Arsenal for tossing one of the coins thrown at him back into the crowd.   Carragher's ban begins on 10 February.  Under F.A. policy, players under suspension from league play for violent conduct are considered unavailable for England selection.   However, Carragher will not face further F.A. disciplinary action, and the police have let him off with a warning and his club with a fine.

Wednesday, 30 January 2002 - Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer may be out of action for up to six weeks with a suspected stress fracture in his foot, his club side manager Sir Bobby Robson said.  It is expected Dyer will be unavailable for the friendly matches against Netherlands on 13 February and Italy on 27 March.  Having returned to action from long-term injury on 9 December after an absence of 10 months, Dyer has yet to play for England under manager Sven-Göran Eriksson.  He was chosen for Eriksson's first squad for the friendly match against Spain last February, but was forced to withdraw with a shin problem.

Thursday, 31 January 2002 - West Ham United midfielder Michael Carrick is almost certain to be unavailable for selection for the friendly against Netherlands because of an abdominal problem that will be examined by a specialist.  Club manager Glenn Roeder said the problem has begun to affect Carrick's play and could require surgery or, at the very least, a sustained period of rest. 

Friday, 1 February 2002 - Arsenal central defender Martin Keown will miss the friendly match against the Netherlands with a broken leg.  An x-ray showed he suffered a hairline fracture of the fibula in the midweek match against Blackburn Rovers and he will be out of action for up to six weeks although his leg is not in a cast.  It is not known whether he will be fit for England's friendly match against Italy on 27 March. 

Friday, 1 February 2002 - Newcastle United manager Bobby Robson confirmed that midfielder Kieron Dyer will be out of action for six to eight weeks with a stress fracture of his foot.

Friday, 1 February 2002 - Leeds United defender Jonathon Woodgate suffered a hamstring strain in Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea and could be out of action for as long as six weeks.  The Football Association has ruled Woodgate ineligible for England selection until he completes the community service to which he was sentenced on his conviction for affray in December following an attack on a student in Leeds.

Saturday, 2 February 2002 - Arsenal defender Ashley Cole joined the growing list of players unavailable for the friendly against the Netherlands after injuring his knee ligament in Saturday's Premiership match against Southampton.  He is expected to be out for three weeks.

Tuesday, 5 February 2002 - Leeds United midfielder Lee Bowyer and defender Danny Mills will be unavailable for the friendly against the Netherlands as a result of suspensions announced by the Football Association today following disciplinary hearings.  Bowyer, acquitted in December of criminal charges stemming from the beating of a student in Leeds, received a six-game ban on charges of violent conduct and using foul and abusive language to a referee.  He will not return until the 30 March match against Manchester United.  Mills, already serving a four-match ban for violent conduct, received a two-match suspension for using foul and abusive language against a fourth official.  He will not return until the Blackburn Rovers match on 17 March.

Saturday, 9 February 2002 - Sven-Göran Eriksson named a 24-man squad featuring four newcomers for the friendly match against the Netherlands on Wednesday at the Amsterdam ArenA.  The squad is the eighth Eriksson has named, for his 11th match in charge.  Because Eriksson viewed the match as his "last chance to experiment" before the World Cup 2002 final tournament, there were many changes from the last squad, the 26 men Eriksson selected to meet Sweden in the friendly match on 10 November 2001.

The four players who received their first call to the senior squad are defenders Wayne Bridge and Ledley King and forwards Michael Ricketts and Darius Vassell.  Three players were given recalls.  David James was called for the first time since suffering a long-term injury in a collision with Martin Keown in last August's friendly against Holland.  Sol Campbell missed the last two squads (Greece and Sweden) with hamstring injuries.  Joe Cole, who made his debut with a substitute appearance against Mexico last May, was recalled after returning to the under-21 squad and should be regarded as one of the young players Eriksson is giving an experimental look.

Jonathan Woodgate, who earned one cap under Kevin Keegan, was ruled ineligible for international selection because he has yet to finish the community service to which he was sentenced after he was found guilty of affray.  He would not have been called in any event because of injury.  John Terry, who was also under consideration for selection, has also been ruled ineligible because of a pending assault charge.

Monday, 11 February 2002 - England have been hit by the withdrawal of Darren Anderton and Trevor Sinclair ahead of Wednesday's friendly international. Anderton reported when England met up for the first of their World Cup warm-up matches but has gone back to Tottenham after picking up a knock during the 2-1 home victory over Leicester City on Saturday.  Anderton has been in fine form this season after finally looking to have put his many injury problems behind him, and he was recalled by Sven-Göran Eriksson for the international with Sweden at Old Trafford in October.  Sinclair was looking to step up his claims for a place on the left side of England's midfield which has been a problem for Eriksson to fill.  A fine season so far for West Ham, despite him having asked to go on the transfer list, has brought Sinclair into the international picture.  But the former QPR player did not meet up with the rest of the squad after he reported he was feeling unwell.

Sven-Göran Eriksson is facing an old-fashioned England injury crisis as Michael Owen became the third member of his squad to pull out.  Owen then further depleted Eriksson's options as he was forced to pull out with a knee ligament injury after training, while David Beckham and Steve Gerrard also face fitness tests on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 13 February 2002 - Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King missed out on his England debut against the Netherlands on after being laid low by a sore throat, a Football Association spokesman said.  King, an under-21 international, was due to make his first senior start in the friendly along with three other previously uncapped players -- strikers Michael Ricketts and Darius Vassell plus defender Wayne Bridge -- all of whom were named in Sven-Göran Eriksson's starting line-up.  Skipper David Beckham and fellow midfielder Steven Gerrard, who both missed the opening England training session through injury, were also starting the game at the Amsterdam ArenA.

England Player Injuries Affecting The Matches Against Netherlands.


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]
785 10-Nov-2001 Sweden Old Trafford, Manchester F 1 1 HD [1-1]