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England National Football Team Match No. 787

England 1 Italy 2 [0-0]

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

England Pre-Match

 

England Squad for Match Against Italy March 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 26 M Manchester United FC 45 3 48 6 12 1 E  6 C
Bridge, Wayne M. 05-Aug-1980 21 D Southampton FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 27 M Manchester United FC 8 8 16 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 27 D Arsenal FC 40 3 43 0 2 4 C
Cole, Ashley 20-Dec-1980 21 D Arsenal FC 7 0 7 0 0 1 C
Cole, Joseph J. 08-Nov-1981 20 M West Ham United FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29-Dec-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 03-Nov-1972 29 D Middlesbrough FC 0 3 3 1 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-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. 09-Apr-1975 26 F Leeds United AFC 11 11 22 5 0 1 C
Gerrard, Steven G. 30-May-1980 21 M Liverpool FC 8 1 9 1 0 1 C

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

Hargreaves, Owen L. 20-Jan-1981 21 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 1 1 2 0 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11-Jan-1978 24 F Liverpool FC 10 11 21 3 0 1 C
James, David B. 01-Aug-1970 31 G West Ham United FC 3 3 6 0 0 None
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
King, Ledley B. 12-Oct-1980 21 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Lampard, Frank J. 20-Jun-1978 23 M Chelsea FC 1 4 5 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 35 G Leeds United AFC 16 4 20 0 0 None
Mills, Daniel J. 18-May-1977 24 D Leeds United AFC 0 3 3 0 0 None
Murphy, Daniel B. 18-Mar-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-Feb-1975 27 D Manchester United FC 46 4 50 0 0 4 C
Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 25 D Manchester United FC 25 10 35 0 0 1 C
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 22 F Liverpool FC 22 10 32 14 0 2 C
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 27 M Manchester United FC 39 2 41 13 0 1 E  9 C

Paul Scholes withdrew from the squad because of a calf injury on 25 March.

Sheringham, Edward P. 02-Apr-1966 35 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 13 43 11 0 2 C
Sinclair, Trevor L. 02-Mar-1973 29 M West Ham United FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Southgate, Gareth 03-Sep-1970 31 D Middlesbrough FC 35 10 45 1 0 3 C
Vassell, Darius 13-Jun-1980 21 F Aston Villa FC 1 0 1 1 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 Netherlands on 13 February 2002, the sixth of the 2001-02 season.

Notes

Saturday, 23 March 2002 - Coach Sven-Göran Eriksson named a 27-player squad for the friendly match against Italy at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday, 27 March 2002.  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 - Stephen Gerrard injured his groin in Liverpool's Premiership match against Chelsea and 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 withdrew from the squad with a left calf injury.  Eriksson revealed that he had called Kieron Dyer to the squad although he had agreed with Newcastle United manager Bobby Robson not to play him against Italy.  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 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]
786 13-Feb-2002 Netherlands Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam F 1 1 AD [0-1]

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