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Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Football Association Nationwide Friendly Match

England 2 Czech Republic 2 [1-1]

Match Summary
England Squad
Czech Republic Squad

Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the match against the Czech Republic  August 2008
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 27 M Aston Villa FC 11 9 20 1 0 1
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 33 M LA Galaxy, USA 98 4 102 17 59 2
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Bentley, David M. 27 August 1984 23 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 5 6 0 0 None
Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 28 D Chelsea FC 17 13 30 1 0 1
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 28 D Manchester United FC 10 7 17 0 0 1
Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 27 M Manchester United FC 9 5 14 0 0 None

Michael Carrick withdrew from the squad on 17 August due to injury.

Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 64 0 64 0 0 10
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 26 M Chelsea FC 30 20 50 7 0 4
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 25 F Portsmouth FC 9 19 28 5 0 None
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 24 M Middlesbrough FC 6 12 18 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 29 D Manchester United FC 62 6 68 1 1 3
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 28 M Liverpool FC 65 2 67 13 7 8
Hart, C. Joseph J. 19 April 1987 21 G Manchester City FC 0 1 1 0 GA 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 30 F Wigan Athletic FC 28 17 45 5 0 3
James, David B. 1 August 1970 38 G Portsmouth FC 30 9 39 33 GA 0 3
Jenas, Jermaine A. 18 February 1983 25 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 14 18 1 0 None

Jermaine Jenas was called into the squad on 17 August as a replacement for Carrick.

Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 23 D Portsmouth FC 3 5 8 0 0 2
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 30 M Chelsea FC 51 10 61 14 0 3
Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 28 G Blackburn Rovers FC 37 4 41 22 GA 0 1
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 22 F Manchester United FC 39 4 43 14 0 1
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Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 43 1 44 4 14 3
Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 28 D West Ham United FC 5 3 8 0 0 None
Walcott, Theo J. 16 March 1989 19 M Arsenal FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Woodgate, Jonathan S. 22 January 1980 28 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 1 7 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the tenth of the 2007-08 season, against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June 2008.

Diary

Thursday, 20 March 2008 - The FA confirm that England will play friendlies against USA on Wednesday 28 May, and Czech Republic on Wednesday 20 August, with both games at Wembley. Bob Bradley's USA will visit Wembley in May for the third friendly of Fabio Capello's reign as England manager, while Czech Republic will provide the final warm-up ahead of the first World Cup Qualifier in September.

Saturday, 16 August 2008 - Fabio Capello has named a 22-man squad for his final friendly before the World Cup qualifiers begin, with Czech Republic the opponents at Wembley on Wednesday evening.  Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart keeps his place in the senior squad having earned his first cap as a substitute in the last England match - away to Trinidad and Tobago.  Emile Heskey is included having missed out through injury after being selected in Fabio Capello's first squad ahead of the friendly with Switzerland. Portsmouth forward Jermain Defoe is also in the squad having bagged a brace during England's last outing.  West Ham United forward Dean Ashton has not been selected due to injury.

Sunday, 17 August 2008 - Michael Carrick has been forced to pull out through injury.  The playmaker had to be substituted during Manchester United's draw with Newcastle United today with an ankle problem that will keep him out for two to three weeks.  Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas has been called up as replacement.

Monday, 18 August 2008 - Jonathan Woodgate was the only England player to miss training today as the squad prepared for the friendly on Wednesday.  The 28-year-old defender was excused a session at Arsenal's London Colney facilities because of his history of fitness problems.  However, he will be fit to play and all the other England players trained as normal for coach Fabio Capello.

England Form: last six games
W L W L W W   f 10:a success: 67%
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
861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,857)
Jenas, Wright-Phillips
Derdiyok
Fr HW
862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stade de France, ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint-Denis (78,500)
Ribéry AL
863 28 May 2008 - England 2 USA 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (71,233)
Terry, Gerrard HW
864 1 June 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3 [0-2]
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain (25,001)
Barry, Defoe (2) AW
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