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Wednesday, 12 September 2007
European Championship 2008 Group E qualification match

England 3 Russia 0 [2-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Russia Squad

Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the matches against Israel & Russia  September 2007
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 26 D Aston Villa FC 4 7 11 0 0 1
Bentley, David M. 27 August 1984 23 M Blackburn Rovers FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 27 D Manchester United FC 7 6 13 0 0 1
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 32 D Portsmouth FC 63 6 69 1 3 8

Sol Campbell withdrew from the squad on 3 September because of injury.

Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 26 M Manchester United FC 9 5 14 0 0 None
Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 22 G Aston Villa FC on loan from Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 GA 0 None
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 26 D Chelsea FC 59 0 59 0 0 10
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 25 M Chelsea FC 23 19 42 7 0 3
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 26 F Liverpool FC 12 8 20 12 0 3
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 24 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 17 24 3 0 None
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 23 M Middlesbrough FC 5 9 14 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 28 D Manchester United FC 55 6 61 0 0 2
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 27 M Liverpool FC 56 2 58 12 2 7
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981 26 M Manchester United FC 15 24 39 0 0 3
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 29 F Wigan Athletic FC 27 17 44 5 0 3

Emile Heskey was called up on 2 September as extra forward cover.

James, David B. 1 August 1970 37 G Portsmouth FC 26 9 35 31 GA 0 3
Johnson, Andrew 10 February 1981 26 F Everton FC 4 4 8 0 0 None
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 29 M Chelsea FC 48 8 56 13 0 3
Lescott, Joleon P. 16 August 1982 25 D Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Joleon Lecott was called up on 3 September as a replacement for Sol Campbell.

Neville, Philip J. 21 January 1977 30 D Everton FC 36 21 57 0 0 2
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 27 F Newcastle United FC 73 11 84 38 8 4
Richards, Micah L. 24 June 1988 19 D Manchester City FC 4 2 6 1 0 None
Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 27 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 34 4 38 20 GA 0 1
Shorey, Nicholas 19 February 1981 26 D Reading FC 2 0 2 0 0 None
Smith, Alan 28 October 1980 26 F Newcastle United FC 7 11 18 1 0 1
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Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 26 D Chelsea FC 40 1 41 3 12 3
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 25 M Chelsea FC 6 8 14 2 0 None
Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 22 F Aston Villa FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the second of the 2007-08 season, against Israel on 8 September 2007.

Diary

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.

Friday, 3 March 2006 - Group E fixtures were negotiated today at a meeting between the Football Association and fellow participants in Nyon, Switzerland.

Friday, 31 August 2007 - Blackburn Rover's David Bentley and Aston Villa winger Ashley Young are in England's squad to face Israel and Russia in the Euro 2008 qualifiers.  Bentley and Young, both 22, have been drafted in after David Beckham and Kieron Dyer were ruled out by injury.  Chelsea star Frank Lampard is also a doubt after suffering a torn thigh. With Beckham sidelined for six weeks with a knee injury and Dyer out with a broken leg, McClaren is short of alternatives and Bentley has made an outstanding start to the new campaign. McClaren was upset Beckham is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after his injury, sustained playing for LA Galaxy.  "It is a big blow for us. He is a big player and we are coming up to big games and we need big players for big games.  He is injured and how well he recovers and how fast he recovers and how he plays from there on we will see."  Bentley and Young are the only uncapped outfield players in McClaren's squad.  Young offers the England coach another option on the flank in absence of Beckham and Dyer, and with Spurs winger Aaron Lennon still not fit.  Striker Wayne Rooney is already ruled out of the games, both at Wembley on 8 and 12 September, with a broken metatarsal in his foot, while fellow forward Peter Crouch is suspended for the Israel game.  At the back Wayne Bridge and Ledley King definitely miss out, Gary Neville still has ankle trouble.  Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard missed their Champions League qualifier against Toulouse in midweek with a broken toe, and is already a doubt for the game against Derby at Anfield.  If he fails to play on Saturday, Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez will be reluctant to see him risked by England.

Sunday, 2 September 2007 - Steve McClaren has called up forward Emile Heskey into his squad.  The Wigan striker won the last of his 43 caps against France at Euro 2004.  McClaren watched the 29-year-old in action for Wigan at Newcastle on Saturday and subsequently requested his release from the Latics.  "I think he deserves to be recalled. We need his experience at this time.  Emile is a player with a lot international experience and has played many times with Michael Owen in the past. He's been in good form for Wigan this season, he played very well against Sunderland and I saw him play well against Newcastle.  While he has been out of the squad for a few years, I've spoken with Chris Hutchings who has been hugely impressed with him."  Peter Crouch is suspended for Saturday's encounter with Israel at Wembley, while Wayne Rooney has been sidelined with a broken bone in his foot.  Heskey was called into the squad under Sven-Göran Eriksson for games against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan in March 2005, but did not play.

Monday, 3 September 2007 - Everton defender Joleon Lescott has been called up to England's squad.  Steve McClaren made the decision after Portsmouth's Sol Campbell pulled out through injury.  Frank Lampard is almost certain to miss England's games.  McClaren remains confident Steven Gerrard will be fit.  Lescott has been key to Everton's good start to the new Premier League season.

England Form: last six games
D W D W L W  f 11:a success: 67%
850 24 March 2007 - Israel 0 England 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv (40,012)
  ECP AD
851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3 [0-0]
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona (12,800)
Gerrard (2), Nugent AW
852 1 June 2007 - England 1 Brazil 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (88,745)
Terry
Diego
Fr HD
853 6 June 2007 - Estonia 0 England 3 [0-1]
A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn (11,000)
J.Cole, Owen, Crouch ECP AW
854 22 August 2007 - England 1 Germany 2 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,133)
Lampard
Kurányi, Pander
Fr HL
855 8 September 2007 - England 3 Israel 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,372)
Wright-Phillips, Owen, Richards ECP HW
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