All information is
complete to and including England's last match, the fourth of the 2002-03 season,
against Australia on 12 February 2003.
- The European Championship qualification draw puts second-seeded
England in Group Seven with Turkey, as well as Slovakia, FYR Macedonia and
Liechtenstein. But no fixtures can be finalised.
Monday, 11 March 2002
- In Istanbul, the Group Seven representatives fail, after
five hours, to find a resolution in creating a fixture list.
Eventually the teams agreed to let UEFA resolve the fixture list by
Thursday, 28 March 2002
conduct a random draw
settling all fixtures.
Thursday, 29 August 2002
England's crucial European Championship qualifier against
Turkey next April will take place at Sunderland's Stadium of Light, it
has been announced.
- The BBC have secured the rights to televise live England's
overseas Euro 2004 qualifiers against Slovakia on October 12 and
Liechtenstein on March 29 next year.
Friday, 28 February 2003
- Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Ashley
Cole will be out of action for six weeks following an hernia operation
yesterday - ruling him out of England's Euro 2004 qualifiers against
Liechtenstein and Turkey.
The initial prognosis was Cole could miss three to
six weeks of the season. However Wenger confirmed any quick comeback
was unlikely. "Ashley is set to be out for six weeks," he said. "I
don't know many players who have played before six weeks. He could
maybe make it in five, but most players who start too early have a
Monday, 10 March 2003 -
England and the Football Association yesterday began dealing with the
myriad of headaches induced by the draw with Chelsea. Arsenal called
for FA Cup replays to be abolished while the tie's new date forced
England to scrap Sven-Goran Eriksson's get-together with leading
managers. The FA launched an investigation into the coins thrown at
Thierry Henry, who underwent treatment on a calf problem. One match,
Arsenal's manager, Arsene Wenger, joined his vice-chairman,
David Dein, in a campaign to end replays. Their team must now travel
to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, 25 March,
forty-eight hours after facing Everton in
the Premiership and 36 hours before David Seaman and Sol Campbell fly
out to Liechtenstein for England's Euro 2004 qualifier.
Tuesday, 18 March 2003 -
could be without Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman and defender Sol
Campbell for next week's important Euro 2004 double header against
Liechtenstein and Turkey.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger delivered that warning to
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson as his squad arrived in Valencia for
Wednesday night's decisive Champions League Group B clash, and his
message to the Swede was: "The situation looks bad."
Seaman did not travel to Spain and Campbell has only a 40%
chance of being fit according to Wenger.
will include Chelsea defender John Terry in his squad.
has been playing regularly for the Stamford Bridge club in recent
weeks because of an injury to Marcel Desailly and Chelsea coach
Claudio Ranieri has recognised his leadership qualities by giving him
the captain's armband in the Frenchman's absence. Barking-born Terry
has already been compared to Tony Adams at the same age and has
matured considerably since his much-publicised court case following
allegations of affray at a London club 14 months ago.
Monday, 24 March 2003 -
Eriksson names a 25-man squad to take on Liechtenstein and Turkey in the
European Championship qualification matches.
Thursday, 27 March 2003 - Sol
Campbell withdraws from the team to face Liechtenstein through an achilles
injury, but is hopeful to face Turkey on Wednesday.