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Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Football Association Nationwide Friendly Match

England 2 Switzerland 1 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Switzerland Squad

Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the match against Switzerland  February 2008 - Fabio Capello's first England Squad
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Agbonlahor, Gabriel I. 13 October 1986 21 F Aston Villa FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Gabby Agbonlahor was ruled out of the playing on 3rd February, after picking up an hamstring injury.

Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 26 M Aston Villa FC 8 8 16 0 0 1
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 16 11 27 1 0 1
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 28 D Manchester United FC 7 7 14 0 0 1
Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 26 M Manchester United FC 9 5 14 0 0 None

Michael Carrick was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 22 G Aston Villa FC, on loan from Liverpool FC 2 0 2 0 0 None

Scott Carson was ruled out of the final squad due to a match-playing injury.

Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 61 0 61 0 0 10
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 26 M Chelsea FC 28 19 47 7 0 4
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 27 F Liverpool FC 14 10 24 14 0 3
Davies, Curtis E. 15 March 1985 22 D Aston Villa FC, on loan from West Bromwich Albion FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Curtis Davies was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 25 F Portsmouth FC, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 19 26 3 0 None

Jermain Defoe was called into the final 23-man squad on 4 February as cover for Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 23 M Middlesbrough FC 5 11 16 0 0 None

Stewart Downing was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 29 D Manchester United FC 58 6 64 1 0 3
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 27 M Liverpool FC 61 2 63 12 6 7
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981 27 M Manchester United FC 15 24 39 0 0 3
Heskey, Emile W. I. 11 January 1978 30 F Wigan Athletic FC 28 17 45 5 0 3

Heskey was ruled out of the final squad due to a match-playing injury.

James, David B. 1 August 1970 37 G Portsmouth FC 26 9 35 0 0 3
Jenas, Jermaine A. 18 February 1983 24 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 14 18 1 0 None
Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 23 D Portsmouth FC 2 3 5 0 0 2

Glen Johnson was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

King, Ledley B. 12 October 1980 27 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 9 19 0 0 None

Ledley King was ruled out of the final squad due to a match-playing injury.

Kirkland, Christopher E. 2 May 1981 26 G Wigan Athletic FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Lescott, Joleon P. 16 August 1982 25 D Everton FC 3 1 4 0 0 None
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 28 F Newcastle United FC 77 11 88 40 8 4
Richards, Micah L. 24 June 1988 19 D Manchester City FC 9 2 11 1 0 None
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 22 F Manchester United FC 36 4 40 14 0 1
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Shorey, Nicholas 19 February 1981 26 D Reading FC 2 0 2 0 0 None

Nicky Shorey was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 28 D West Ham United FC 4 3 7 0 0 None
Woodgate, Jonathan S. 22 January 1980 28 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 1 6 0 0 None
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 26 M Chelsea FC 10 8 18 3 0 None
Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 22 M Aston Villa FC 0 1 1 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the seventh of the 2007-08 season, against Croatia on 21 November 2007.

Diary

Tuesday, 4 December 2007 - The FA confirm that England will play Switzerland in a friendly at Wembley on Wednesday 6 February next year.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008 - David Beckham will find out tomorrow if he is likely to win his 100th cap next month when Fabio Capello's names his first England squad.  Capello will name a preliminary party for the 6 February friendly against Switzerland, and Beckham is hoping to be part of it.  "I'm as fit as I can be. I'm fit and sharp and I'm ready to be selected." 

Thursday, 31 January 2008 - David Beckham has been left out of Fabio Capello's first England squad.  It means Beckham will be left still searching for his 100th cap, although Capello has not fully closed the door on the 32-year-old former captain.  The Italian dropped Beckham because of doubts over his match fitness. Keeper Paul Robinson has also been left out of the 30-man squad, while Aston Villa's Curtis Davies and Gabriel Agbonlahor win their first call-ups.

Saturday, 2 February 2008 - Uncapped Gabriel Agbonlahor stayed in Fabio Capello's first England squad after the 30-man party became 23.  Striker Emile Heskey had to withdraw after earlier suffering a nerve problem in Wigan's 1-0 win over West Ham and Ledley King is also unfit to feature.  Stewart Downing and Michael Carrick were among the five players dropped, along with the uncapped Curtis Davies. Nicky Shorey and Glen Johnson are the others who have missed the cut.

Sunday, 3 February 2008 - Gabriel Agbonlahor is a major doubt after pulling up with a hamstring injury in Aston Villa's match with Fulham today.  "I'd like him to join up with the England squad if our and their medical departments agree," Villa boss Martin O'Neill said. "That would be nice for him but there's no way he can play."  But his manager clearly feels the injury is serious enough to scupper his chances.  "It is quite sore at the moment and he went out just after the break to try and run it off and felt it so we didn't take any chances," O'Neill said.

Monday, 4 February 2008 - Jermain Defoe has been called into the England squad as cover for injured striker Gabriel Agbonlahor.  Defoe scored on his Portsmouth debut against Chelsea on Saturday.  The Football Association has not yet confirmed that Agbonlahor, who was in the squad for the first time, is definitely out.

England Form: last six games
W W W L W L  f 13:a success: 67%
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
860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3 [0-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (88,091)
Lampard (pen), Crouch
Kranjčar, Olić, Petrić
ECP HL
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