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Saturday, 5 September 2009
Football Association Nationwide Friendly Match

England 2 Slovenia 1 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Slovenia Squad

Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the matches against Slovenia and Croatia  September 2009
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 28 M Manchester City FC 22 9 31 2 0 4
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 34 M LA Galaxy, USA 101 12 113 17 59 2
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Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 29 D Manchester City FC 19 15 34 1 0 1
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 29 D Manchester United FC 14 7 21 1 0 1
Cahill, Gary J. 19 December 1985 23 D Bolton Wanderers FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Cahill was called into the squad on 2 September as a cover for Terry and Brown.

Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 28 M Manchester United FC 11 7 18 0 0 None
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 28 D Chelsea FC 74 0 74 0 0 10
Cole Okirie, Carlton M.G. 12 November 1983 25 F West Ham United FC 0 3 3 0 0 None
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 28 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 16 18 34 16 0 3
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 26 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 23 35 10 0 None
Foster, Ben A. 3 April 1983 26 G Manchester United FC 1 1 2 1 GA 0 None
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 29 M Liverpool FC 72 2 74 14 7 8
Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 29 G West Ham United FC 3 2 5 4 GA 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 31 F Aston Villa FC 35 19 54 7 0 4
Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 25 D Liverpool FC 11 5 16 0 0 3
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 31 M Chelsea FC 61 11 72 17 0 3
Lennon, Aaron J. 16 April 1987 22 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 7 11 0 0 None
Lescott, Joleon P. 16 August 1982 27 D Manchester City FC 5 2 7 0 0 None
Milner, James P. 4 January 1986 23 M Aston Villa FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 29 G Blackburn Rovers FC 37 4 41 22 GA 0 1
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 23 F Manchester United FC 49 4 53 24 0 1
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Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 28 D Chelsea FC 53 1 54 6 24 3
Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 30 D West Ham United FC 10 5 15 1 0 None
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 27 M Manchester City FC 12 14 26 4 0 1
Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 24 M Aston Villa FC 1 5 6 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the first of the 2009-10 season, against Netherlands on 12 August 2009.

Diary

Tuesday, 16 September 2008 - England will play friendly internationals against Slovakia and Slovenia at Wembley in 2009.  Fabio Capello's side will face Slovakia on 28 March, three days before the home World Cup qualifier against Ukraine. Slovenia will be England's opponents on 5 September ahead of the Group six match against Croatia on 9 September.  Capello said "It's very important to play similar style opposition as practice for the competitive matches. The Slovakia and Slovenia games will be very good preparation for the vital World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine and Croatia."

Sunday, 30 August 2009 - Fabio Capello names a 24-man squad for games against Slovenia and Croatia.  Fabio Capello has named his squad for the Wembley double-header with Slovenia and Croatia.  Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster returns from injury to join Robert Green and Paul Robinson in forming Capello's three goalkeeping options in the 24-man list.  Meanwhile Spurs duo Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch, who both scored in Spurs' win over Birmingham City on Saturday, are in the squad.  Manchester United defender Wes Brown is also in Capello's selection for the friendly next Saturday, which will be followed by the important World Cup Qualifier a week on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009 - Bolton's Gary Cahill has been drafted into the England squad for Saturday's friendly against Slovenia at Wembley.  The 23-year-old centre-back is in as cover for Wes Brown and John Terry, who picked up knocks in training. With Rio Ferdinand (thigh) already out, Capello will be eager for Terry in particular to be fit for the World Cup qualifier with Croatia on 9 September.  In a statement, the Football Association stated that both players were likely to be fit for a match in which victory would secure England's place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  However, Capello may chose to rest them against Slovenia given the importance of their meeting with Slaven Bilic's Croatia four days later.  Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson also suffered a minor injury in training but should be fit for both matches.

England Form: last six games
W L W W W W   f 18:a success: 83%
871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla (42,102)
Villa, Llorente Fr AL
872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,512)
Heskey, Rooney (2), Lampard HW
873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,548)
Crouch, Terry
Shevchenko
WCP HW
874 6 June 2009 - Kazakhstan 0 England 4 [0-2]
Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaty (23,281)
Barry, Heskey, Rooney, Lampard (pen) AW
875 10 June 2009 - England 6 Andorra 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (57,897)
Rooney (2), Lampard, Defoe (2), Crouch HW
876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2 [2-0]
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (49,000)
Kuijt, van der Vaart
Defoe (2)
Fr AD
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