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England National Football Team Match No. 788

England 4 Paraguay 0 [1-0]

Wednesday, 17 April 2002

England Pre-Match

 

England Squad for Match Against Paraguay April 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Bridge, Wayne M. 05-Aug-1980 21 D Southampton FC 2 0 2 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 27 M Manchester United FC 9 8 17 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 27 D Arsenal FC 41 3 44 0 2 4 C

Sol Campbell withdrew from the squad through an hamstring injury.

Carragher, James L.D. 28-Jan-1978 24 D Liverpool FC 2 5 7 0 0 1 C
Cole, Joseph J. 08-Nov-1981 20 M West Ham United FC 0 3 3 0 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29-Dec-1978 23 M Newcastle United FC 4 4 8 0 0 None
Ehiogu, Ugochuku 03-Nov-1972 29 D Middlesbrough FC 0 4 4 1 0 None

Ugo Ehiogu withdrew from the squad through an hamstring injury.

Fowler, Robert B. 09-Apr-1975 27 F Leeds United AFC 11 12 23 6 0 1 C
Gerrard, Steven G. 30-May-1980 21 M Liverpool FC 8 1 9 1 0 1 C
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20-Jan-1981 21 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 1 2 3 0 0 None
James, David B. 01-Aug-1970 31 G West Ham United FC 3 4 7 0 0 1 C
Jansen, Matthew B. 20-Oct-1977 24 F Blackburn Rovers FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Matt Jansen withdrew from the squad because of a stomach upset.

Keown, Martin R. 24-Jul-1966 35 D Arsenal FC 38 2 40 2 1 3 C

Martin Keown is a late addition to the squad as a replacement for Sol Campbell and Ugo Ehiogu.

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Lampard, Frank J. 20-Jun-1978 23 M Chelsea FC 2 4 6 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 35 G Leeds United AFC 17 4 21 0 0 None
Mills, Daniel J. 18-May-1977 24 D Leeds United AFC 1 3 4 0 0 None
Murphy, Daniel B. 18-Mar-1977 25 M Liverpool FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Neville, Gary A. 18-Feb-1975 27 D Manchester United FC 46 5 51 0 0 4 C
Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 25 D Manchester United FC 25 11 36 0 0 1 C
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 22 F Liverpool FC 23 10 33 14 0 2 C
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 27 M Manchester United FC 39 2 41 13 0 1 E  9 C
Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 38 G Arsenal FC 63 4 67 0 1 1 C
Sheringham, Edward P. 02-Apr-1966 36 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 14 44 11 0 2 C
Sinclair, Trevor L. 02-Mar-1973 29 M West Ham United FC 2 0 2 0 0 None
Southgate, Gareth 03-Sep-1970 31 D Middlesbrough FC 36 10 46 1 0 3 C
Vassell, Darius 13-Jun-1980 21 F Aston Villa FC 1 1 2 1 0 None

All information is complete and includes England's match against Italy on 27 March 2002, the seventh of the 2001-02 season.

Notes

Saturday, 13 April 2002 - Coach Sven-Göran Eriksson announced a 25-player squad for Wednesday's friendly match against Paraguay.  The only major surprise was the inclusion of Blackburn Rovers' uncapped forward Matt Jensen.  

Unavailable for selection because of injuries were Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Emile Heskey and, of course, captain David Beckham.  Their absence has dashed Eriksson's hope of playing his first-choice eleven for at least the first half against Paraguay.

There had been speculation that Blackburn Rovers' Andrew Cole would earn a recall in view of Heskey's absence, but it was his teammate Jansen who benefitted.  The other possbilities, Leeds United's Alan Smith and West Ham United's Jermaine Dafoe, uncapped at the senior level, were again chosen for the under-21 squad.

West Ham United's young midfielder Joe Cole was selected despite an uneven performance against Italy last month, which saw him create Robbie Fowler's goal and then give the ball away in front of his own net, allowing Italy to score their opening goal.  He is probably the beneficiary of Beckham's absence.  His teammate Michael Carrick again joins the under-21 squad.

As expected, Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman won a recall following a period in which he was injured or rested.  His teammate Richard Wright was dropped.

There were no recalls for veteran midfielders Darren Anderton of Tottenham Hotspurs or Steve McManaman of Real Madrid.  Their exclusion indicates their World Cup squad ambitions are over barring misfortune to others.  

The same is true of  left backs Chris Powell of Charlton Athletic and Graeme Le Saux of Chelsea, who were not recalled despite Ashley Cole's injury, and of central defender Martin Keown, who was not recalled following injury despite Ferdinand's injury.

Eriksson will name his stand-in captain Monday.  Ferdinand's injury leaves Campbell, Gary Neville and possibly Southgate as the candidates.  Campbell has led England twice before.  Seaman has also captained England, and Fowler took over the armband against Italy when Beckham was substituted.

Sunday, 14 April 2002 - The F.A. Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Middlesbrough results in hamstring injuries for Sol Campbell and Ugo Ehiogu.  They are forced to withdraw from the squad to face Paraguay, with a resulting call-up for Martin Keown.

England Player Injuries Affecting The Matches Against Paraguay.

 

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]
787 27-Mar-2002 Italy Elland Road, Leeds F 1 2 HL [0-0]

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