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Wednesday, 10 September 2003
European Championship 2004 Group 7 qualification match

England 2 Liechtenstein 0 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Liechtenstein Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the matches against FYR Macedonia and Liechtenstein  September 2003
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Beattie, James S. 27 February 1978 25 F Southampton FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 28 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 59 3 62 13 25 1 9
Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 23 D Chelsea FC 7 6 13 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21 January 1975 28 M Manchester United FC 19 10 29 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 29 D Arsenal FC 52 3 55 1 2 7
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 22 D Arsenal FC 21 0 21 0 0 2
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 21 M Chelsea FC 1 10 11 1 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29 December 1978 24 M Newcastle United FC 7 11 18 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 24 D Manchester United FC 28 5 33 0 0 1
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 23 M Liverpool FC 18 1 19 3 0 3
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981 22 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 6 8 14 0 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 25 F Liverpool FC 24 12 36 5 0 3
James, David B. 1 August 1970 33 G West Ham United FC 12 6 18 12 GA 0 1
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 25 M Chelsea FC 6 7 13 1 0 None
Mills, Daniel J. 18 May 1977 26 D Middlesbrough FC, on loan from Leeds United AFC 11 7 18 0 0 2
Murphy, Daniel B. 18 March 1977 26 M Liverpool FC 1 7 8 1 0 None
Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 28 D Manchester United FC 53 5 58 0 0 4
Neville, Philip J. 21 January 1977 26 D Manchester United FC 29 13 42 0 0 1
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 23 F Liverpool FC 42 10 52 23 6 2
Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 23 G Leeds United AFC 0 3 3 2 GA 0 None
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 17 F Everton FC 3 3 6 1 0 None
Sinclair, Trevor L. 2 March 1973 30 M Manchester City FC 6 6 12 0 0 None
Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 22 D Chelsea FC 2 1 3 0 0 None
Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 24 D Birmingham City FC 3 2 5 0 0 None
Walker, Ian M. 31 October 1971 31 G Leicester City FC 1 2 3 1 GA 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the second of the 2003-04 season, against Macedonia on 6 September 2003.

Diary

Friday, 25 January 2002 - 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.  England wanted both matches with Turkey played early in the campaign, while Turkey wanted its home match against England played later.   Eventually the teams agreed to let UEFA resolve the fixture list by drawing lots.

Thursday, 28 March 2002 - UEFA conduct a random draw.  It produces precisely the fixture arrangement Turkey had hoped for.  The last match of the qualifying campaign will see England visit Turkey in October 2003.

Monday, 16 June 2003 - England's final home Euro 2004 qualifier against Liechtenstein will be played at Old Trafford. The Football Association's director of marketing and communications Paul Barber said "We're delighted to be staging another senior international at Old Trafford. Manchester United have already shown their commitment to and support for the FA and our national teams by hosting a number of international matches at all levels, as well as FA Cup semi-finals and FA Youth Cup finals. We are pleased to be offering the greatest number of fans the opportunity to witness England's final home Euro 2004 qualifier, and we look forward to a fantastic atmosphere in one of Europe's finest stadiums."

Wednesday, 27 August 2003 - Sven-Göran Eriksson announces a 24-man squad for the European Championship qualification games against Macedonia and Liechtenstein next month.

Wednesday, 3 September 2003 - Rio Ferdinand is ruled out of the match to face Macedonia on Saturday.  He will be reassessed after the weekend to determine his availability for the Liechtenstein match.

Tuesday, 2 September 2003 - Steven Gerrard, suffering with an ankle injury, and Trevor Sinclair, who has a swollen knee, both withdrew from the squad to face Macedonia, but are hopeful to return for the match against Liechtenstein.  Rio Ferdinand has a kidney infection so Eriksson brings in Birmingham City defender Matthew Upson as cover.

Saturday, 6 September 2003 - Wayne Rooney re-wrote the history books to become England's youngest scorer at the tender age of 17 years and 317 days as England came from behind to win the crucial Euro 2004 qualifier in Macedonia.  Georgi Hristov punished a woeful first-half display to give Macedonia a deserved lead.  But Rooney equalised early in the second half - and captain David Beckham kept alive England's hopes of automatic qualification for next summer's finals with the winner from the penalty spot.  Eriksson also deserves credit for a bold attacking formation in the second half - but once again he will be concerned by a dreadful defensive display.

England Form: last six games
W W W W W W  f 13:a success: 100%
801 2 April 2003 - England 2 Turkey 0 [0-0]
Stadium of Light, Sunderland (47,667)
Vassell, Beckham (pen) ECP HW
802 22 May 2003 - South Africa 1 England 2 [1-1]
Amalgamated Banks of South Africa Stadium, Durban (48,000)
McCarthy (pen)
Southgate, Heskey
Fr AW
803 3 June 2003 - England 2 Serbia & Montenegro 1 [1-1]
Walkers Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester (30,900)
Gerrard, J.Cole
Jestrović
HW
804 11 June 2003 - England 2 Slovakia 1 [0-1]
The Riverside Stadium, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough (35,000)
Owen (2 (1 pen))
Janocko
ECP HW
805 20 August 2003 - England 3 Croatia 1 [1-0]
Portman Road, Ipswich (28,700)
Beckham (pen), Owen, Lampard
Mornar
Fr HW
806 6 September 2003 - Macedonia FYR 1 England 2 [1-0]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje (20,500)
Hristov
Rooney, Beckham (pen)
ECP AW
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