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861 Squad vs. Switzerland
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
European Championship 2008 Group E qualification match

England 2 Croatia 3 [0-2]

Match Summary
England Squad
Croatia Squad

Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the matches against Austria & Croatia  November 2007
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 26 D Aston Villa FC 7 8 15 0 0 1
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 32 M LA Galaxy, USA 95 3 98 17 58 2
16
Bent, Darren A. 6 February 1984 23 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 1 2 0 0 None

Darren Bent was called into the squad on 18 November, as a replacement for Michael Owen.

Bentley, David M. 27 August 1984 23 M Blackburn Rovers FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 15 11 26 1 0 1
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 28 D Manchester United FC 7 7 14 0 0 1
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 33 D Portsmouth FC 66 6 72 1 3 8
Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 22 G Aston Villa FC on loan from Liverpool FC 1 0 1 0 GA 0 None
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 26 D Chelsea FC 61 0 61 0 0 10
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 26 M Chelsea FC 27 19 46 7 0 4
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 26 F Liverpool FC 13 10 23 13 0 3
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 25 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 18 25 3 0 None
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 23 M Middlesbrough FC 5 11 16 0 0 None
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 27 M Liverpool FC 60 2 62 12 5 7
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981 26 M Manchester United FC 15 24 39 0 0 3
James, David B. 1 August 1970 37 G Portsmouth FC 26 9 35 31 GA 0 3
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 29 M Chelsea FC 49 10 59 13 0 3
Lescott, Joleon P. 16 August 1982 25 D Everton FC 2 1 3 0 0 None
Neville, Philip J. 21 January 1977 30 D Everton FC 36 23 59 0 0 2
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 27 F Newcastle United FC 77 11 88 40 8 4

Michael Owen withdrew from the squad following the Austria game, due to a thigh injury.

Richards, Micah L. 24 June 1988 19 D Manchester City FC 8 2 10 1 0 None
Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 28 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 37 4 41 22 GA 0 1
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 22 F Manchester United FC 36 4 40 14 0 1
7

Wayne Rooney withdrew from the squad hours after its announcement, due to a knee injury.

Shorey, Nicholas 19 February 1981 26 D Reading FC 2 0 2 0 0 None
Smith, Alan 28 October 1980 27 F Newcastle United FC 7 12 19 1 0 1
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Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 26 M Chelsea FC 9 8 17 3 0 None
Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 22 F Aston Villa FC 0 1 1 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the sixth of the 2007-08 season, against Austria on 16 November 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, 9 November 2007, early afternoon - David Beckham has been recalled to England's squad for the friendly in Austria and the final Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia.  If Russia win in Israel on 17 November, even an England win against Croatia at Wembley four days later would not be enough to qualify for the tournament.  But Beckham has proved his fitness with LA Galaxy and McClaren has handed him an instant comeback.  Captain John Terry is not included as he recovers from knee surgery.  Chelsea's Ashley Cole is back after missing the defeat in Russia with an ankle injury sustained in the 3-0 win against Estonia at Wembley.  Terry pulled out of the Moscow defeat after his injury flared up in England's final training session and has since had an operation.  McClaren travelled to Los Angeles to meet Beckham and discuss his current condition with the fitness team at his LA Galaxy club in readiness for bringing him back.  Chelsea's Wayne Bridge is also back in contention after regaining fitness, a boost for McClaren, who used Everton's Joleon Lescott as an emergency left-back in the Moscow defeat.  Rio Ferdinand is suspended for the Croatia game and has not been considered, but Micah Richards is included despite suffering a knee injury. 

Friday, 9 November 2007, late afternoon - Wayne Rooney is out for up to four weeks after sustaining an ankle injury in training.  In-form Rooney, 22, has just been named Premier League player of the month for October after scoring seven goals in his last seven United games.  Steve McClaren said: "It's hugely disappointing.  "Given the form he has been in and the contribution he has made to England over the last two games means it is a blow.  But we have to deal with it, like we have dealt with situations like these before.  It is an opportunity for someone else to come and do a job."

Wednesday, 14 November 2007 - Owen Hargreaves has been ruled out of England's friendly with Austria in Vienna on Friday with a knee injury.  Hargreaves will stay in Manchester for treatment and his fitness will be reassessed ahead of next week's Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia.  Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips should be fit despite missing Tuesday's training session with an ankle injury.

Sunday, 18 November 2007 - Steve McClaren has called up striker Darren Bent to his squad for the Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia at Wembley on Wednesday.  Bent has been drafted in after Michael Owen was ruled out with a thigh injury picked up in the friendly 1-0 victory in Austria on Friday.  McClaren's injury concerns have been eased with defensive midfielder Owen Hargreaves being available.

England Form: last six games
L W W W Lf 12:a success: 67%
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
856 12 September 2007 - England 3 Russia 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,106)
Owen (2), Ferdinand HW
857 13 October 2007 - England 3 Estonia 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,655)
Wright-Phillips, Rooney, Rähn OG HW
858 17 October 2007 - Russia 2 England 1 [0-1]
Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva (84,700)
Pavlyuchenko (2 (1 pen))
Rooney
AL
859 16 November 2007 - Austria 0 England 1 [0-1]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (39,432)
Crouch Fr AW
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