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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
World Cup 2010 UEFA Group 6 qualification match

Belarus 1 England 3 [1-1]

Match Summary
Belarus Squad
England Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the matches against Kazakhstan and Belarus  October 2008
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Agbonlahor, Gabriel I. 13 October 1986 22 F Aston Villa FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Gabriel Agbonlahor was called up as a replacement on 14 October, but withdrew because of a hamstring injury.

Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 27 M Aston Villa FC 15 9 24 1 0 2
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 33 M LA Galaxy, USA 99 7 106 17 59 2
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Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 28 D Chelsea FC 17 13 30 1 0 1
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 29 D Manchester United FC 13 7 20 1 0 1
Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 23 G West Bromwich Albion FC 2 0 2 3 GA 0 None
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 68 0 68 0 0 10

Ashley Cole was unable to play against Belarus due to an hamstring injury.

Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 27 F Portsmouth FC 14 14 28 14 0 3
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 26 F Portsmouth FC 11 20 31 6 0 None
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 24 M Middlesbrough FC 7 13 20 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 29 D Manchester United FC 65 6 71 2 2 3
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 28 M Liverpool FC 67 2 69 13 7 8
Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 28 G West Ham United FC 0 1 1 1 GA 0 None

Robert Green was unable to play against Belarus due to a knee injury.

Hart, C. Joseph J. 19 April 1987 21 G Manchester City FC 0 1 1 0 0 None

Joe Hart was called up as a replacement for Rob Green on 14 October.

Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 30 F Wigan Athletic FC 30 19 49 5 0 4
James, David B. 1 August 1970 38 G Portsmouth FC 34 9 43 37 GA 0 3
Jenas, Jermaine A. 18 February 1983 25 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 16 20 1 0 None
Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 23 D Portsmouth FC 4 5 9 0 0 2
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 30 M Chelsea FC 55 10 65 14 0 3
Lescott, Joleon P. 16 August 1982 26 D Everton FC 4 2 6 0 0 None
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 22 F Manchester United FC 43 4 47 17 0 1
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Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 46 1 47 4 17 3

John Terry was unable to play against Belarus due to a back injury.

Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 28 D West Ham United FC 6 4 10 0 0 None
Walcott, Theo J. 16 March 1989 19 M Arsenal FC 3 2 5 3 0 None
Wheater, David J.P. 14 February 1987 21 D Middlesbrough FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

David Wheater was called up as a replacement for John Terry & Ashley Cole on 14 October.

Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 26 M Manchester City FC 10 10 20 4 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the fourth of the 2008-09 season, against Kazakhstan on 11 October 2008.

Diary

Sunday, 25 November 2007 - England will meet Croatia again after the European Qualification Draw for the 2010 World Cup was made today in Durban, South Africa. The Three Lions were also drawn with Ukraine, Belarus, Andorra and Kazakhstan.

Wednesday, 14 January 2008 - In Zagreb, Croatia, the fixture list is finalised for the UEFA Qualification Group Six.

Sunday, 5 October 2008 - Fabio Capello has left Michael Owen out of his 23-man squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Belarus.  Capello felt the 28-year-old was not sufficiently match fit for the wins over Andorra and Croatia in September.  But Owen has completed 90 minutes in each of Newcastle's six games since then, scoring three goals.  Joe Cole is out with a foot injury but Steven Gerrard returns and Peter Crouch and Shaun Wright-Phillips earn recalls.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008 - Captain John Terry was one of four absentees from England training today ahead of Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan.  The Chelsea defender felt a niggle in his back during his side's 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday and was reduced to gym work ahead of the Wembley tie.  He was joined by club team-mate Ashley Cole, Manchester United's Wes Brown and Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough.  However, all four are expected to take a full part in training tomorrow.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008 - John Terry remains a doubt for Saturday's World Cup qualifier with Kazakhstan after failing to complete training today.  Although playing some part today is an improvement after Terry sat out the whole of yesterday's training, his back problem is clearly still an issue.  England's medical staff will continue to assess Terry's fitness.  Ashley Cole, Wes Brown and Stewart Downing all returned to training having missed the yesterday's session.

Thursday, 9 October 2008 - John Terry still remains a major doubt for Saturday's World Cup qualifier with Kazakhstan because of a recurring back injury.  The 27-year-old did not train today after failing to complete yesterday's session.  It is the second day of training Terry has been forced to miss after he sat out the workout on Tuesday.  Meanwhile, Wigan striker Emile Heskey resumed training after also suffering from a back problem and is set to play.  The 30-year-old had joined Terry on the sidelines yesterday.

Friday, 10 October 2008 - John Terry will miss tomorrow's match against Kazakhstan because of a back injury.  Fabio Capello said that fellow centre-back Rio Ferdinand will take the armband at Wembley in his absence.  Everton's Joleon Lescott or West Ham's Matthew Upson are likely to partner the Manchester United man at the back.  Terry may, however, be fit for England's game in Belarus on Wednesday but will have to return to training on Sunday or Monday at the latest.  After confirming the absence of Chelsea skipper Terry for Saturday's match, Capello placed his faith in whoever his replacement will be.  "It is a problem in the back for Terry.  But we have plenty of players, we have the substitutes, I am sure the substitute of John Terry will play well."

Monday, 13 October 2008 - England will be without John Terry and Ashley Cole for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Belarus.  The England captain has failed to recover from a back injury, while his Chelsea team-mate Cole has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.  "It's disappointing to lose two very experienced players in John Terry and Ashley Cole for the game in Belarus," said England manager Fabio Capello.  "Unfortunately they have no chance of playing, so it is best they return to Chelsea."

Rio Ferdinand stood in as captain in a match that saw Cole targeted by home fans after a mistake that led to the visitors' goal.  Cole strained his right hamstring in that victory and a scan on Sunday revealed he will not be fit enough for the match against Belarus.  Terry resumed running and some light gym work on Sunday but did not train on Monday and will not join the rest of the squad as they fly out to Minsk on Tuesday morning.  Capello now needs to decide whether Matthew Upson, after a less-than-convincing outing on Saturday, will remain alongside Ferdinand at the heart of England's defence, while Cole is likely to be replaced by Wayne Bridge at left-back.

Robert Green is also out because of a knee injury.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008 - Fabio Capello will assess his options before deciding who will start their World Cup qualifier against Belarus in Minsk.  Skipper John Terry is still injured, while left-back Ashley Cole has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.  Matthew Upson deputised for Terry against Kazakhstan, while Wayne Bridge is the favourite to replace Cole.

Capello called up goalkeeper Joe Hart and central defender David Wheater from the Under-21 squad as reinforcements.  The pair played in the Under-21s' 2-2 draw with Wales at Villa Park on Tuesday that saw them reach next summer's European Championship finals.  After the game they flew straight to Minsk along with coach Stuart Pearce and will join up with the squad for a training session on Wednesday.  Gabriel Agbonlahor was also scheduled to make the trip but he has been forced to pull out after picking up a hamstring injury against Wales.

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868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1 [0-0]
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Ferdinand, Kuchma OG, Rooney (2), Defoe
Kukeev
HW
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