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England Squad
Mexico Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions World Cup Provisional Squad against Mexico and Japan  May 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Baines, Leighton J. 11 December 1984 25 D Everton FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 29 M Manchester City FC 27 9 36 2 0 4
Bent, Darren A. 6 February 1984 26 F Sunderland AFC 2 3 5 0 0 None

Darren Bent was unavailable for selection for the Mexico match, after picking up a groin injury in training.

Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 32 D Liverpool FC 16 18 34 0 0 4
Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 28 M Manchester United FC 12 9 21 0 0 None
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 29 D Chelsea FC 77 0 77 0 0 10
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 29 M Chelsea FC 31 22 53 10 0 4
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 29 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 20 37 20 0 3
Dawson, Michael R. 18 November 1983 26 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 27 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 13 26 39 11 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 31 D Manchester United FC 70 6 76 2 2 3
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 29 M Liverpool FC 76 2 78 16 8 8
Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 30 G West Ham United FC 7 2 9 7 GA 0 1
Hart, C. Joseph J. 19 April 1987 23 G Birmingham City FC 0 1 1 0 GA 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 32 F Aston Villa FC 38 19 57 7 0 4
Huddlestone, Thomas A. 28 December 1986 23 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
James, David B. 1 August 1970 39 G Portsmouth FC 39 10 49 41 GA 0 4
Johnson, Adam 14 July 1987 22 M Manchester City FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 25 D Liverpool FC 15 5 20 0 0 3
King, Ledley B. 12 October 1980 29 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 9 19 0 0 None
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 31 M Chelsea FC 66 11 77 20 0 3
Lennon, Aaron J. 16 April 1987 23 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 8 15 0 0 None
Milner, James P. 4 January 1986 24 M Aston Villa FC 1 6 7 0 0 None
Parker, Scott M. 13 October 1980 29 M West Ham United FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 24 F Manchester United FC 54 4 58 25 1 1
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Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 29 D Chelsea FC 58 1 59 6 28 4
Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 31 D West Ham United FC 14 5 19 1 0 None
Walcott, Theo J. 16 March 1989 21 M Arsenal FC 7 2 9 3 0 None
Warnock, Stephen 12 December 1981 28 D Aston Villa FC 0 0 1 0 0 None
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 28 M Manchester City FC 15 15 30 6 0 1

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the seventh of the 2009-10 season, against Egypt on 3 March 2010.

Diary

Wednesday, 3 March 2010 - The Football Association has officially confirmed Mexico and Japan as England's pre-tournament opponents. England's last match on home soil before they embark on their World Cup crusade this summer will be against Mexico on Monday 24 May. Following this game the squad will travel out to Austria ahead of a match against Japan in Graz on Sunday 30 May at the UPC-Arena. Then on Tuesday 1 June Fabio Capello will name his final World Cup squad of 23 players and the following day this group will meet and fly out to South Africa arriving in the country early on Thursday 3 June.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010 - Fabio Capello has made several surprise selections in his preliminary 30-man World Cup squad.

Uncapped duo Adam Johnson and Michael Dawson both feature along with Tom Huddlestone.  Jamie Carragher comes out of international retirement, while fellow defender Ledley King and the injured Gareth Barry have also been picked.  Stephen Warnock, Scott Parker and Darren Bent are chosen, with the final 23-man squad to be announced by 1 June.

Under Fifa regulations, Capello is permitted to bring players into his 23-man squad who were not included in the preliminary party.  But that would be an unusual move, meaning the final party he takes to this summer's finals in South Africa is likely to come from the one he has already named.  Capello revealed he tried to persuade Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes to come out of international retirement, but failed.  "We tried to convince him to return but he said no, he'd prefer to stay with his family."

Capello has included 23-year-old Joe Hart among his three goalkeepers after the Manchester City player enjoyed an outstanding season on loan at Birmingham.  Like Hart, left-backs Leighton Baines and Steven Warnock have one senior cap to their names and are graduates of the England Under-21 side.

But for cover at right-back and central defence, Capello has opted for experience with the return of versatile Liverpool defender Carragher, who appeared at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup before retiring in the summer of 2007.

With doubts over the fitness of Rio Ferdinand, and Wes Brown and Joleon Lescott ruled out through injury, Capello and assistant Franco Baldini managed to persuade Carragher into reversing his decision.

Sunday, 23 May 2010 - Fabio Capello will field an unfamiliar side.  Portsmouth's David James and Chelsea quartet Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and John Terry, who all played in last week's FA Cup final, miss out.

The Italian said he may use Wayne Rooney as a lone striker and is also pondering a switch to a 3-5-2 system.  He will also give 45 minutes each to goalkeepers Joe Hart and Robert Green.

"I want flexibility in my players.  My style with England has always been 4-4-2, or 4-3-1-2 with Steven Gerrard free behind the two forwards. But with Roma I played with three centre backs and we have been practising that.  I have to study the opponents but we can play different styles and we have to prepare for everything.  You never know when you will get an injury, or find yourself 10 against 11. Sometimes I have changed the style four or five times in a game, so it is important that we have a lot of options.  It will depend on which game, which moment, which score - it will depend on a lot of different things."

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882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1 [0-1]
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Crouch (2), Wright-Phillips
Zidan
HW
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