All information is
complete to and including England's last match, the eighth of the 2006-07
season, against Israel on 24 March 2007.
Friday, 27 January
2006 - The European Championships Qualification draw
is made today in Montreux. It pits England up against Croatia, Russia, Israel,
Macedonia, Andorra and Estonia.
March 2006 - Group E
fixtures were negotiated today at a meeting between the Football
Association and fellow participants in Nyon, Switzerland.
Tuesday, 23 January
2007 - England will play their Euro 2008
qualifier against Andorra in Barcelona after UEFA gave the green light today.
Following a request by the Andorran FF, UEFA's Executive
Committee approved the plans and the match at the Olympic Stadium, home of La
Liga outfit RCD Espanyol, on Wednesday 28 March 2007. The stadium is located
about 120 miles south of Andorra in the Catalan capital and with a capacity
54,000 higher than their usual home venue, it offers a more practical
environment for England's travelling support.
16 March 2007 - Steve McClaren delivered no major surprises in his 23-man
squad for the Euro 2008 double header against Israel and Andorra.
Manchester City's Joey Barton, Aston Villa's Gareth Barry
and Chelsea's Shaun Wright-Phillips are left out after the defeat against Spain.
McClaren's main dilemma will be at left-back, where he will choose between Jamie
Carragher and Phil Neville. Ashley Cole is suspended for the Israel game
and Wayne Bridge is injured.
Preston's David Nugent must await the outcome of the
weekend's Premiership games before discovering if he will be promoted from the
under-21 squad preparing to face Italy at Wembley.
17 March 2007 -
Gary Neville will miss the Euro 2008 qualifiers because of an ankle ligament injury. He received it
after seven minutes following an innocuous collision with a Bolton Wanderers
defender in United's 4-1 Premiership win.
18 March 2007 -
Steven Gerrard is fit
to meet up with the rest of the England squad on Tuesday following his injury
scare this afternoon. Darren Bent is doubtful after aggravating a knee
injury. Micah Richards has ongoing calf problems and their are still two
cup replays to come tomorrow night. Bent and Richards will still report
for duty to be assessed by the England medical team.
19 March 2007 -
David Nugent has been called-up into the England
squad for the first time to replace the injured Darren Bent.
The Preston North End striker was named in the
Under-21 squad to face Italy at Wembley, but following Bent's withdrawal, will
now join up with the seniors.
Gareth Barry has been drafted into the England squad. The Aston Villa left-back, has gained a reprieve
following the withdrawal of Gary Neville over the weekend.
20 March 2007 -
Steve McClaren is waiting as defenders Micah Richards
and Jonathan Woodgate desperately try to shrug off injuries in time
for the matches against Israel and Andorra. Richards suffered a
shin injury during Manchester City's Premiership win over
Middlesbrough last weekend while Woodgate picked up a knock during
Middlesbrough's FA Cup replay defeat at Manchester United. "We are assessing
Micah daily. We hope by the weekend he will be okay, Jonathan
Woodgate picked up a knock on his knee which again we are assessing daily -
We're keeping them with us and hopefully they'll be right." McClaren also
revealed that he expected both men to travel with the rest of the squad.
Wednesday, 21 March
Luke Young has
been drafted into the England squad.
Friday, 23 March
should be available to play for England tomorrow. Richards was able to train today after shaking off his calf injury
and McClaren will now hope
he suffers no reaction to today's training session. All available 23
players in McClaren's squad were involved in training. Jonathan Woodgate
has remained in England for treatment on a knee injury.
Saturday, 24 March
2007 - England scrape a dull 0-0 draw against Israel, but they come
through without any injury worries.
Monday, 26 March
2007 - Frank Lampard injures his wrist getting in the way of a Wayne
Rooney shot during training. He is still expected to play against Andorra.
Wednesday, 28 March
2007 - Frank Lampard has been ruled out of the qualifier against Andorra
tonight due to a cracked bone in his wrist. The injury is worse than was first thought and Lampard will not feature at
Espanyol's Olympic Stadium. Stewart Downing is expected to step in to the
midfield on the left, with Aaron Lennon playing wide on the right.