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Saturday, 11 October 2003
European Championship 2004 Group 7 qualification match

Turkey 0 England 0 [0-0]

Match Summary
Turkey Squad
England Squad

Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the match against Turkey  October 2003
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Beattie, James S. 27 February 1978 25 F Southampton FC 2 2 4 0 0 None
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 28 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 60 3 63 13 27 1 9
Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 23 D Chelsea FC 8 6 14 0 0 1
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 11 12 1 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29 December 1978 24 M Newcastle United FC 7 11 18 0 0 None
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 23 M Liverpool FC 19 1 20 3 0 3
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981 22 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 6 9 15 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 13 6 19 12 GA 0 1
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 25 M Chelsea FC 7 7 14 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
Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 28 D Manchester United FC 54 5 59 0 0 4
Neville, Philip J. 21 January 1977 26 D Manchester United FC 29 14 43 0 0 1
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 23 F Liverpool FC 43 10 53 24 6 2
Although called into the squad as an injured player, Owen was eventually replaced on 8 October.
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 4 3 7 2 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16 November 1974 28 M Manchester United FC 56 2 58 13 0 1
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Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 22 D Chelsea FC 3 1 4 0 0 None
Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 24 D Birmingham City FC 3 2 5 0 0 None
Vassell, Darius 13 June 1980 23 F Aston Villa FC 5 9 14 4 0 None

Darius Vassell was called into the squad as cover for Michael Owen on 8 October.

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 third of the 2003-04 season, against Liechtenstein on 10 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 wanted.  The last match of the qualifying campaign will see England visit Turkey.

Friday, 4 April 2003 - The good news for England is that the Turkish Football Association have decided not to play October's return clash in Galatasaray's notorious Ali Sami Yen stadium. The bad news is that they have chosen the equally-intimidating Istanbul ground of Fenerbahce instead. The Turkish FA do not have to confirm the venue until 60 days before the October 11 clash but reports in the Istanbul media have said the 50,000 capacity Sukru Saracoglu had been earmarked for the game. That is likely to increase the chances of the English FA refusing their ticket allocation for England fans in a bid to avoid crowd trouble. 

Sunday, 5 October 2003 - The Football Association have confirmed that the squad announcement has been delayed for 24 hours.

Monday, 6 October 2003 - Sven-Göran Eriksson delays the squad announcement again, awaiting the results of Michael Owen's injury.

Tuesday, 7 October 2003 - Eriksson has finally announced his 23-man squad for England's final qualifying match against Turkey.  Rio Ferdinand is left out due to him missing a routine drug test.

Wednesday, 8 October 2003 - Darius Vassell is called into the squad as cover for the injured Michael Owen.  The Liverpool striker still remains in the squad in a bid to beat his shin injury.

England Form: last six games
W W W W W W  f 13:a success: 100%
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
807 10 September 2003 - England 2 Liechtenstein 0 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester (64,931)
Owen, Rooney HW
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