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Friday, 3 September 2010
European Championship 2012 Group G qualification match

England 4 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Bulgaria Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions Squad for the matches against Bulgaria and Switzerland  September 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 29 M Manchester City FC 31 9 40 2 0 4
Bent, Darren A. 6 February 1984 26 F Sunderland AFC 3 3 6 0 0 None
Cahill, Gary J. 19 December 1985 24 D Bolton Wanderers FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 29 M Manchester United FC 13 9 22 0 0 None
Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 24 G West Bromwich Albion FC 2 1 3 4 GA 0 None
Scott Carson withdraws from the squad on 2 September due to a family bereavement.
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 29 D Chelsea FC 83 0 83 0 0 10
Cole Okirie, Carlton M.G. 12 November 1983 26 F West Ham United FC 0 7 7 0 0 None
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 29 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 22 40 21 0 3
Peter Crouch withdraws from the squad on 1 September due to a back injury.
Dawson, Michael R. 18 November 1983 26 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 27 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 15 28 43 12 0 None
Foster, Ben A. 3 April 1983 27 G Birmingham City FC 3 1 4 2 GA 0 1
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 30 M Liverpool FC 82 3 85 19 13 9
Gibbs, Kieran J.R. 26 September 1989 20 D Arsenal FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Hart, C. Joseph J. 19 April 1987 23 G Manchester City FC 1 3 4 1 GA 0 None
Jagielka, Philip N. 17 August 1982 28 D Everton FC 2 2 4 0 0 None
Johnson, Adam 14 July 1987 23 M Manchester City FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 26 D Liverpool FC 22 5 27 1 0 5
Lescott, Joleon P. 16 August 1982 28 D Manchester City FC 6 3 9 0 0 None
Loach, Scott J. 27 May 1988 22 G Watford FC 0 0 0 0 GA 0 None
Scott Loach was called into the squad on 2 September as a replacement for Scott Carson.
Milner, James P. 4 January 1986 24 M Manchester City FC 5 7 12 0 0 2
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 24 F Manchester United FC 61 4 65 25 1 1
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Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 31 D West Ham United FC 16 5 21 2 0 None
Walcott, Theo J. 16 March 1989 21 M Arsenal FC 10 2 12 3 0 None
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 28 M Manchester City FC 15 19 34 6 0 1
Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 25 M Aston Villa FC 1 7 8 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the first of the 2010-11 season, against Hungary on 11 August 2010.

Diary

Sunday, 7 February 2010 - England will re-unite with one of their oldest rivals when they meet neighbours Wales in their UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, but they'll also face Montenegro for the very first time.  ngland also take on Switzerland, who were Fabio Capello's first opponents as England manager almost two years ago to the day. The other Group G opponent will be Bulgaria.

Monday, 15 March 2010 - At a meeting in Zurich the participant countries of Group G failed to reach agreement over the fixture progamme for the Euro 2012 qualification games.

Thursday, 25 March 2010 - UEFA have completed the draw for the qualification process for Euro 2012 at UEFA ExCo in Israel, with England now knowing their fixture schedule in Group G.  England begin with Bulgaria at home on Friday 3 September, before travelling to Switzerland four days later.

Sunday, 29 August 2010 - Fabio Capello has named a 24-man squad for the opening double header of Euro 2012 qualifiers, which begins at Wembley on Friday with the visit of Bulgaria.

There are five forwards in the squad, fresh from reaching the Champions League group stages with Tottenham Hotspur Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe both return to the fold. Wayne Rooney scored his first goal of the season on Saturday and he is joined by Darren Bent who also notched from the penalty spot, and West Ham United's Carlton Cole.

Chelsea pair Frank Lampard and John Terry both miss out through injury, while Kieran Gibbs keeps his place in the squad after making his debut against Hungary last month.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010 - England's preparations for their Euro 2012 qualifier have been hit by a series of injuries.  Goalkeepers Ben Foster (knee) and Scott Carson (back) missed Tuesday's training and 19-year-old Arsenal reserve keeper James Shea had to make up the numbers.  Everton's Phil Jagielka had been expected to play in central defence at Wembley but missed training at London Colney because of an ankle injury.  And Tottenham striker Peter Crouch was also absent because of back trouble.  Manchester City's Joe Hart is coach Fabio Capello's first-choice goalkeeper, but injuries to his deputies may lead to a repeat of the friendly win against Hungary on 11 August when Watford's Under-21 keeper Scott Loach and Blackburn fourth choice Frankie Fielding were drafted in.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010 - Peter Crouch is out of England's squad for the Euro 2012 qualifiers.  Crouch has been ruled out with a back injury and will not be replaced.

Thursday, 2 September 2010 - Scott Carson has been released from the England squad because of a family bereavement.  Watford's Scott Loach has been called up from the Under-21 squad as replacement for the West Brom keeper.  Carson was making his first appearance in an England squad in two years.

Capello also has a serious injury concern in Phil Jagielka, who had been pencilled in to start in the centre of defence in the absence of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry. The Everton defender trained on yesterday for the first time since joining up with the squad, but only on his own and in the gym.  Jagielka has a badly bruised ankle, suffered against Aston Villa on Sunday, and he will need to take a full part in training today to be considered.
England remain hopeful but his participation is in severe doubt. If he does not make it then Capello will have to form a partnership from Matthew Upson and Michael Dawson, with Joleon Lescott and Gary Cahill also in contention.
Jermain Defoe, who has been suffering from a groin complaint, and Ashley Cole, with a sore ankle, are also fit as are the two goalkeepers, Ben Foster and Scott Carson.
England will take the unusual step of training at Wembley today, which would suggest that Capello is keen for the players to familiarise themselves further with the stadium's new pitch and deal with the fear factor they sometimes suffer from.

England Form: last six games
D D W L W  f 7:a success: 67%
884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2 [1-0]
UPC-Arena, Liebenau, Graz, Styria, Austria (15,326)
Tanaka
Tanaka OG, Nakazawa OG
Fr NW
885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1 [1-1]
Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenberg (38,646)
Gerrard
Dempsey
WCF ND
886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0 [0-0]
Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
(64,100)
  ND
887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1 [0-1]
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth (36,893)
Defoe NW
888 27 June 2010 -  Germany 4 England 1 [2-1]
Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, Vrystaat (40,510)
Klose, Podolski, Müller (2)
Upson
NL
889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(72,034)
Gerrard (2)
Jagielka OG
Fr HW
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