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Wednesday, 7 February 2007
Football Association Nationwide Friendly Match

England 0 Spain 1 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Spain Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the match against Spain  February 2007
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 25 D Aston Villa FC 3 5 8 0 0 1
Barton, Joseph A. 2 September 1982 24 M Manchester City FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 26 D Chelsea FC 13 11 24 1 0 1
Wayne Bridge pulled out of the squad on 5 February due to a thigh injury.
Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 29 D Liverpool FC 14 17 31 0 0 3
Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 25 M Manchester United FC 7 4 11 0 0 None
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 26 F Liverpool FC 10 6 16 11 0 2
Dawson, Michael R. 18 November 1983 23 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 24 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 14 21 3 0 None
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 22 M Middlesbrough FC 4 5 9 0 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29 December 1978 28 M Newcastle United FC 7 21 28 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 28 D Manchester United FC 50 6 56 0 0 2
Foster, Ben A. 3 April 1983 23 G Watford FC, on loan from Manchester United FC 0 0 0 0 GA 0 None
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 26 M Liverpool FC 50 2 52 10 1 7
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981 26 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 13 24 37 0 0 2
Jenas, Jermaine A. 18 February 1983 23 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 12 15 0 0 None
Tottenham Hotspur pulled Jermaine Jenas out of the squad on 4 February due to an ankle injury.
Johnson, Andrew 10 February 1981 25 F Everton FC 2 3 5 0 0 None
Andrew Johnson pulled out of the squad on 5 February due to an ankle injury.
Kirkland, Christopher E. 2 May 1981 25 G Wigan Athletic FC 0 1 1 0 GA 0 None
Chris Kirkland pulled out of the squad on 5 February due to a shoulder injury.
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 28 M Chelsea FC 43 8 51 12 0 3
Lennon, Aaron J. 16 April 1987 19 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 7 7 0 0 None
Aaron Lennon pulled out of the squad on 6 February due to a stomach bug.
Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 31 D Manchester United FC 79 5 84 0 0 5
Neville, Philip J. 21 January 1977 30 D Everton FC 34 20 54 0 0 2
Parker, Scott M. 13 October 1980 26 M Newcastle United FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Richards, Micah L. 24 June 1988 18 D Manchester City FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 27 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 4 32 17 GA 0 1
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 21 F Manchester United FC 32 4 36 12 0 1 4
Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 26 D Chelsea FC 34 1 35 2 6 2
Woodgate, Jonathan S. 22 January 1980 27 D Middlesbrough FC, on loan from Real Madrid CF, Spain 4 1 5 0 0 None
Real Madrid announced on 5th February that Woodgate was a permanent Middlesbrough player.
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 25 M Chelsea FC 4 7 11 1 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the sixth of the 2006-07 season, against Netherlands on 15 November 2006.

Diary

Thursday, 9 November 2007 - England have arranged a friendly against Spain which will take place on 7 February at Old Trafford. "Spain are attractive opposition and many of them play in the Premiership, so there will be a lot of interest," said FA spokesman Adrian Bevington. "With Wembley due to open soon, this is another opportunity for fans in the north to see the team closer to home."

Friday, 2 February 2007 - Steve McClaren has named his 28-man squad to face Spain in a friendly at Old Trafford next Wednesday.  There are four new names under McClaren as Jonathan Woodgate, Kieron Dyer, Gareth Barry and Joey Barton are all included for the first time during the England Head Coach's reign.For Barton it is the first ever call into the senior set up, with the Manchester City midfielder joining his teammate Micah Richards in the fold for the match with Luis Aragones' side.  The 24-year-old midfielder has been involved for the England Under-21s in the past, winning two caps and scoring against Portugal at Goodison Park in a European Championship Qualifier in September 2003.  The last time Woodgate turned out for the Three Lions was against Sweden in March 2004 and the Middlesbrough defender will be eager to add to his tally of five caps.  Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer is also in the squad, as is Aston Villa's Gareth Barry, while Owen Hargreaves comes back into the squad after missing the last three games of 2006 through injury.

Sunday, 4 February 2007 - Wayne Rooney is a doubt for England's friendly.  The striker limped off after 64 minutes during Manchester United's crushing 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane today.  "We will assess him on Monday morning but he may be doubtful for the England game on Wednesday," said Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.  Jermaine Jenas missed the defeat with an ankle injury and has had to pull out of the England squad.

Monday, 5 February 2007 - Andrew Johnson has withdrawn from the England squad because of an ankle injury.  Johnson returned to action in Everton's draw at Liverpool on Saturday but does not feel the problem has healed enough to be able to play for England.  Wayne Bridge has also withdrawn from the squad because he is suffering from a thigh injury.  Chris Kirkland became the third withdrawal of the day, his shoulder injury means that England have only two fit goalkeepers. However, Manchester United have cleared Wayne Rooney to join up with the squad. 

Owen Hargreaves has revealed he will sit out the friendly.  Hargreaves, 25, only returned to action from a broken leg last Friday - when he played the full 90 minutes of Bayern München's defeat against Nüremberg.

Steven Gerrard admits it will be a massive honour to captain England.  The 26-year-old will skipper the side for the first time in three years, with John Terry unable to play the full 90 minutes following a back injury.  Gerrard said: "It means an awful lot to me. To walk out at the front and lead the boys into battle is extra-special."

Jonathan Woodgate is now a Middlesbrough player.  Real Madrid announced they have reached an agreement with the Riverside club over the transfer of the England defender.  Woodgate, 27, joined Boro on a year-long loan from Madrid in summer 2006 and the two clubs have now agreed to make the switch permanent.  In a statement, Madrid said it had reached an agreement for the transfer.  "Real Madrid wants to wish Jonathan the best personal and professional success."

Tuesday, 6 February 2007 - Steve McClaren is relishing the chance to see Ben Foster, Jonathan Woodgate and Kieron Dyer stake their claims for a regular place in the England team when they face Spain on Wednesday night.  McClaren has made seven changes from the team which drew 1-1 against Netherlands back in November and gone for a new look formation, with Dyer playing an attacking midfield role just behind Peter Crouch.  McClaren revealed that Aaron Lennon was forced to withdraw from the squad through illness after being troubled with a stomach bug.

England Form: last six games
W W D L D  f 11:a success: 67%
843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0 [4-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (45,864)

Terry, Lampard, Crouch (2)

Fr HW
844 2 September 2006 - England 5 Andorra 0 [3-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (56,290)
Crouch (2), Gerrard, Defoe (2) ECP HW
845 6 September 2006 - Macedonia FYR 0 England 1 [0-0]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje (16,500)
Crouch AW
846 7 October 2006 - England 0 Macedonia FYR 0 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (72,062)
  HD
847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb (38,000)
Eduardo, G.Neville OG AL
848 15 November 2006 - Netherlands 1 England 1 [0-1]
Amsterdam Arena, Bijlmer-Centrum, Amsterdam (45,090)
van der Vaart
Rooney
Fr AD
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