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Wednesday, 27 March 2002
A Nationwide International Friendly Match

England 1 Italy 2 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad

Italy Squad
Team Records
 
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The Three Lions Squad for the match against Italy  March 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 26 M Manchester United FC 45 3 48 6 12 6
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Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 21 D Southampton FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21 January 1975 27 M Manchester United FC 8 8 16 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 27 D Arsenal FC 40 3 43 0 2 4
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1981 20 D Arsenal FC 7 0 7 0 0 1
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 20 M West Ham United FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29 December 1978 23 M Newcastle United FC 4 4 8 0 0 None

Kieron Dyer was named to the squad although Eriksson agreed not to play him because of injury concerns.

Ehiogu, Ugochuku 3 November 1972 29 D Middlesbrough FC 0 3 3 1 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 23 D Leeds United AFC 15 5 20 0 0 None

Rio Ferdinand was named to the squad although he was suffering from a knee injury preventing him from playing.

Fowler, Robert B. 9 April 1975 26 F Leeds United AFC 11 11 22 5 0 1
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 21 M Liverpool FC 8 1 9 1 0 1

Steven Gerrard withdrew from the squad on 24 March because of a groin injury.

Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981
born in Canada
21 M FC Bayern Munchen eV, Germany 1 1 2 0 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 24 F Liverpool FC 10 11 21 3 0 1
James, David B. 3 August 1970 31 G West Ham United FC 3 3 6 1 GA 0 None
King, Ledley B. 12 October 1980 21 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0 none
Lampard, Frank 20 June 1978 23 M Chelsea FC 1 4 5 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11 August 1966 35 G Leeds United AFC 16 4 20 GA 0 None
Mills, Daniel R. 18 May 1977 24 D Leeds United AFC 0 3 3 0 0 None
Murphy, Daniel B. 18 March 1977 25 M Liverpool FC 0 1 1 0 0 None

Danny Murphy was given a late recall to the squad when Steven Gerrard withdrew on 24 March.

Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 27 D Manchester United FC 46 4 50 0 0 3
Neville, Philip A. 21 January 1977 25 D Manchester United FC 25 10 35 0 0 1
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 22 F Liverpool FC 22 10 32 14 0 2
Scholes, Paul 16 November 1974 27 M Manchester United FC 39 2 41 13 0 10
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Paul Scholes withdrew from the squad on 25 March because of a calf injury.

Sheringham, Edward P. 2 April 1966 35 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 13 43 11 0 3
Sinclair, Trevor L. 2 March 1973 29 M West Ham United FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Southgate, Gareth 3 September 1970 31 D Middlesbrough FC 35 10 45 1 0 3
Vassell, Darius C. 13 June 1980 21 F Aston Villa FC 1 0 1 1 0 None
Wright, Richard I. 5 November 1977 24 G Arsenal FC 1 1 2 1 GA 0 None
All information is complete to and including England's last match, the sixth of the 2000-01 season, against Netherlands on 13 February 2002.

Diary

Tuesday, 13 March 2001 - It has been announced by the Football Association, that the England friendly match against Italy next year will take place at Leeds' Elland Road ground.

Saturday, 23 March 2002 - Sven-Goran Eriksson has named a 27-player squad for the friendly match against Italy.  Rio Ferdinand was called although he will not play because of a knee injury.  Also called despite fitness concerns were Kieron Dyer and Ashley Cole.

Sunday, 24 March 2002 - Steven Gerrard injured his groin in Liverpool's Premiership match against Chelsea and he has withdrew from the England squad.  His teammate Danny Murphy was given a late recall to the squad to replace him.  Murphy made an impressive debut as a substitute in last November's friendly match against Sweden, but was dropped for the February friendly against Netherlands and was again overlooked when the squad was named yesterday.

Tuesday, 25 March 2002 - Paul Scholes becomes the latest to withdraw from the squad with a left calf injury.  Eriksson also revealed that he had called Kieron Dyer to the squad although he had agreed with his manager, Bobby Robson not to play him.  Injuries have plagued Dyer for the past year, and since he has only recently returned to action, Eriksson felt the risk of another breakdown was too great to play him.

England Form: last six games
W W D D D  f 11:a success: 58%
781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2 [0-2]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham
(35,238)
van Bommel, van Nistelrooij Fr HL
782 1 September 2001 - Germany 1 England 5 [1-2]
Olympiastadion, München (63,000)
Jancker
Owen (3), Gerrard, Heskey
WCP AW
783 5 September 2001 - England 2 Albania 0 [1-0]
St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(51,046)
Owen, Beckham
Riihilahti
HW
784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2 [0-1]
Old Trafford, Manchester
(66,090)
Sheringham, Beckham
Charisteas, Nikolaidis
HD
785 10 November 2001 - England 1 Sweden 1 [1-1]
Old Trafford, Manchester
(64,413)
Beckham (pen)
Mild
Fr HD
786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1 [1-0]
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
(42,000/48,500)
Kluivert
Vassell
AD
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