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Tuesday, 20 June 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup Finals First Phase Group B

Sweden 2 England 2 [0-1]

Match Summary
Sweden Squad
England Squad
Team Records
The Three Lions World Cup Finals Squad pre-Sweden  June 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
7. Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 31 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 88 3 91 16 55 2
14. Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 25 D Chelsea FC 13 10 23 1 0 1
12. Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 31 D Arsenal FC 63 5 68 1 3 8
15. Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 28 D Liverpool FC 12 14 26 0 0 2
18. Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 24 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 3 6 0 0 None
22. Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 19 G Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0ᵍᵃ 0 None
3. Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 25 D Arsenal FC 48 0 48 0 0 6
11. Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 24 M Chelsea FC 15 19 34 5 0 2
21. Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 25 F Liverpool FC 5 4 9 6 0 1
20. Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 21 M Middlesbrough FC 0 4 4 0 0 None
5. Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 27 D Manchester United FC 43 6 49 0 0 1
4. Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 26 M Liverpool FC 43 1 44 8 1 4
16. Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981
born in Canada
25 M FC Bayern München, Germany 7 24 31 0 0 None
13. James, David B. 1 August 1970 35 G Manchester City FC 26 8 34 31ᵍᵃ 0 3
17. Jenas, Jermaine A. 18 February 1983 23 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 12 15 0 0 None
8. Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 27 M Chelsea FC 34 8 42 10 0 3
19. Lennon, Aaron J. 16 April 1987 19 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
2. Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 31 D Manchester United FC 75 5 80 0 0 5
10. Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 26 F Newcastle United FC 68 11 79 37 8 4
1. Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 26 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 19 4 23 12ᵍᵃ 0 None
9. Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 20 F Manchester United FC 26 4 30 10 0 4
6. Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 25 D Chelsea FC 25 1 26 1 0 None
23. Walcott, Theo J. 16 March 1989 17 M/F Arsenal FC 0 1 1 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the eleventh of the 2005-6 season, against Trinidad & Tobago on 15 June 2006.


Friday, 9 December 2005 - Sven-Göran Eriksson has set his sights on winning the World Cup group that pits England against Sweden, Paraguay and Trinidad & Tobago in today's draw in Leipzig.

Saturday, 29 April 2006 - Wayne Rooney is a doubt for the World Cup Finals after fracturing a metatarsal bone in his right foot during Manchester United's game against Chelsea.  Rooney has been told he could be out for at least six weeks, exactly the amount of time until England's first match against Paraguay on 10 June.  Rooney was left clutching his right foot in agony after a tackle by Paulo Ferreira and was then stretchered off before leaving the ground on crutches.

Monday, 8 May 2006 - Eriksson has named teenagers Theo Walcott and Aaron Lennon in his provisional 23-man England squad.  But Shaun Wright-Phillips, Ledley King and Darren Bent miss out, while Jermain Defoe is on a five-man standby list.  Walcott, 17, is one of four strikers in Eriksson's squad, along with Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and Peter Crouch.  Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing and Bayern München's Owen Hargreaves are the other surprise inclusions.  The standby list includes uncapped West Ham United midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker and Crystal Palace striker Andy Johnson.  Uncapped Walcott meanwhile is yet to make a first-team appearance for Arsenal and Eriksson said his decision to include the youngster was a last-minute one.  "I only decided finally this morning.  It's a big gamble, I know it is. I am excited to see him, he's a big talent. And pace in football today is worth a lot.  For me it's a good squad, an interesting squad. There are some new players, some young players and it is an attacking squad with a lot of pace which is necessary in a World Cup."

Monday, 15 May 2006 - Sven-Göran Eriksson has confirmed his 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup.  Eriksson has not made any changes from the provisional list of players he announced last week, which included 17-year-old Theo Walcott.  Injured striker Wayne Rooney is in the squad and Eriksson has until 24 hours before the team's first game on 10 June to decide whether to replace him.  Jermain Defoe and Andrew Johnson are on standby if Rooney fails to recover.  Eriksson will take his players to a training camp in Portugal to start preparations for the finals in Germany during the summer.  He will be without Arsenal defenders Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole, who will be travelling to Paris for the Champions League final against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 17 May 2006 - Wayne Rooney will undergo a scan on 25 May which may determine whether he is fit to play for England at the World Cup.  Eriksson said: "After 25 May we will know much more about what will happen with Wayne. It will be a pity if he does not make it - but our chances do not stand or fall with Wayne Rooney."
Eriksson says he has not ruled out the possibility of using Steven Gerrard as a striker at the World Cup finals.  With Wayne Rooney a doubt with a broken foot and Michael Owen only just back from a similar injury, Gerrard has been touted for a forward role.  "Steven Gerrard can play in a lot of positions and one is as a second striker.  I'm sure he could play as first striker but a lot depends on Rooney."

Saturday, 20 May 2006 - Luke Young has withdrawn from the standby list for England's World Cup squad because of an ankle injury.  Young picked up the injury in April, but had been in Portugal with the squad for the last week and joined full training for the first time on Friday.  But after holding discussions with Eriksson, Young opted to withdraw from the standby list.

Sunday, 21 May 2006 - Michael Dawson has been called into England's World Cup squad as a standby.  The 22-year-old defender replaces Charlton's Luke Young, who withdrew after injuring his ankle in training.  The uncapped Dawson helped Spurs to fifth position in the Premiership and a place in next season's Uefa Cup.  It is the first time Sven-Göran Eriksson has selected the former Nottingham Forest defender but he has been a regular at Under-21 level.  Dawson will join his new international team-mates when they meet up in Watford on Monday.

Monday, 22 May 2006 - Nigel Reo-Coker has withdrawn from England's World Cup squad and will be replaced by Phil Neville.  Uncapped West Ham skipper Reo-Coker was on standby for England but has been troubled by a persistent back problem.  He was forced out of training on Monday and it was decided afterwards that he should pull out of the squad.  Everton utility man Neville will report to the England training base in Hertfordshire on Tuesday.  Crystal Palace striker Andy Johnson, who missed training on Monday, will rejoin the squad Tuesday.

Thursday, 25 May 2006 - England B 1 Belarus 2: - England B lost to 10-man Belarus but their first World Cup warm-up game was marred by an injury that is set to rule out Robert Green for the finals.

Friday, 26 May 2006 - Wayne Rooney will definitely miss England's World Cup group stage games - after a scan revealed he cannot train for at least another three weeks.  Rooney's club, Manchester United, confirmed the 20-year-old will require another scan on 14 June to determine when he can return to action.  If the striker's broken metatarsal is given the all-clear, he would have 10 days to get fit for a last-16 tie.  Rooney will meet up with the rest of the England squad in Manchester on Sunday.  He will continue his rehabilitation with Manchester United's medical staff at their Carrington training ground and will then fly to Germany with the England party on 5 June .
Scott Carson has been called into the full squad as a replacement for the injured Robert Green.

Tuesday, 30 May 2006 - England beat Hungary 3-1 in Manchester with no injury scares.

Thursday, 1 June 2006 - Gary Neville misses training due to a hamstring injury.  But an FA spokesman said: "It's not a major problem. It's just a precaution after the game on Tuesday."

Friday, 2 June 2006 - Gary Neville has been ruled out of Saturday's final World Cup warm-up against Jamaica.  But the 31-year-old is not seen as a doubt for England's opening Group B game seven days later against Paraguay.  The Manchester United captain had to sit out training on Thursday and again on Friday due to a hamstring injury.  Assistant manager Steve McClaren said: "It's just a little niggle. Hopefully a few days rest and some work in the gym and he'll be back training on Monday."  Jamie Carragher of Liverpool is now expected to start at right-back, although Bayern München's Owen Hargreaves would be the other option.
Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney has stepped up his battle to be fit for the World Cup by taking part in running and ball work.  The 20-year-old has been recovering well from his metatarsal injury and will undergo a scan next week.  Assistant coach Steve McClaren is encouraged by the latest developments and said: "He has been working with the United physios all this week.  "He's stepping things up, having the relevant scans and progressing well."

Saturday, 3 June 2006 - England thrash Jamaica 6-0.  Ashley Cole and John terry are replaced in the first-half for precautionary measures.  They are passed fit for the World Cup finals soon after the match ended.

Thursday, 8 June 2006 - Wayne Rooney is passed fit to join the World Cup squad.

Saturday, 10 June 2006 - England beat Paraguay in there opening World Cup Finals tournament.  No injury concerns resulted.

Tuesday, 13 June 2006 - Gary Neville is ruled out with a calf strain, and Wayne Rooney is passed fit to face Trinidad.

Thursday, 15 June 2006 - England beat Trinidad & Tobago 2-0.

England Form: last six games
W W W W W W   f 17:a success: 100%
834 12 November 2005 - Argentina 2 England 3 [1-1]
Stade de Genève, Geneve
Crespo, Samuel
Rooney, Owen (2)
835 1 March 2006 - England 2 Uruguay 1 [0-1]
Anfield Road, Liverpool (40,013)
Crouch, J.Cole
836 30 May 2006 - England 3 Hungary 1 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Manchester (56,323)
Gerrard, Terry, Crouch
837 3 June 2006 - England 6 Jamaica 0 [4-0]
Old Trafford, Manchester (70,373)
Lampard, Taylor OG, Crouch (3), Owen HW
838 10 June 2006 - England 1 Paraguay 0 [1-0]
Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt (48,000)
Gamarra OG WCF NW
839 15 June 2006 -
England 2
Trinidad & Tobago 0 [0-0]
easyCredit-Stadion, Nürnberg (41,000)
Crouch, Gerrard NW