All information is
complete to and including England's last match, the third of the 2010-11 season,
against Switzerland on 7 September 2010.
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, 3 October 2010
- Fabio Capello has revealed that he is still unsure of picking Newcastle United
youngster Andy Carroll but that Jack Wilshere features in his plans to play
against Montenegro. According to Sky
Sports, Capello said that he will consult with under-21 coach Stuart Pearce
before deciding on Carroll, who has started the season impressively for Chris
Hughton's Newcastle. Capello
said, "With Andy Carroll, I heard he has this injury. I have to speak with
However, he did confirm that 18-year-old Arsenal star Jack Wilshere will feature
in his squad, although the youngster will first play for the under-21s against
Romania. Capello said,
"Yes, there will be some new faces. Wilshere is one of these...He will play the
first game with the Under 21s. If he is fit, he will play for the Under 21s
versus Romania. After, he will be with us."
The England coach also said that Liverpool's Joe Cole will be in his provisional
squad, but that West Ham's Robert Green is one of four goalkeepers in contention
for a slot. Capello
commented, "Joe Cole will be in the provisional squad, the 34-35 players.
He is one of the players I know very well, and he is playing all the games. He
has a chance of making the squad. It is possible."
manager wanted to name the Emile Heskey into his squad. With Jermain
Defoe, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Bobby Zamora injured, and Wayne Rooney still
recovering from an ankle problem, the England management team contacted Heskey,
32, on Wednesday afternoon to ask him to come out of retirement as a one-off. He
refused to make himself available. "I saw Heskey against Wolves and he
played very well and he is in a good moment," Capello said.
Any slight hope Michael Owen might have had of adding to his 89 caps under
Capello will have been extinguished by the news that Capello would rather go
back to Heskey, who announced his retirement after the World Cup.
Monday, 4 October
- Fabio Capello has called up uncapped Bolton striker Kevin Davies for his Euro
2012 squad. Davies, 33, is joined by Wayne
Rooney, who has recovered from his ankle injury, with Darren Bent and Peter
Crouch the other forwards. Also included by Capello are John Terry, Rio
Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Aaron Lennon and goalkeeper Rob Green. Arsenal's Jack
Wilshere has been named in both the under-21 and senior squads.
In both matches Everton's Phil Jagielka produced
towering performances in central defence, lessening the impact of the absence of
Ferdinand and Terry. If Jagielka keeps his place, Capello faces a tricky
selection dilemma when he names his starting line-up. Davies' inclusion
owes much to injuries to Tottenham striker Jermain Defore, Fulham's Bobby Zamora
and Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor while Capello has also overlooked
Newcastle United's Andy Carroll who had been tipped for a call up.
Friday, 8 October
Phil Jagielka has been ruled out of England's Euro 2012 qualifier against
Montenegro with a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old missed a training game
at Arsenal's London Colney complex on Friday after experiencing some tightness
in his hamstring beforehand. He then underwent a scan which confirmed he
would not be fit in time for Tuesday's match at Wembley. Gary Cahill of
Bolton Wanderers has been called up as his replacement.
Saturday, 9 October
2010 - Stewart Downing has been called into England's squad after Aaron
Lennon suffered a back injury. Aston Villa's Downing, 26, has not played
for England since March 2009. Tottenham winger Lennon missed training on
Friday after reporting the problem and after further tests on Saturday morning,
it was decided to send him back to his club for further treatment.
Sunday, 10 October
- John Terry has pulled out of the England squad with a back injury. Terry
is the third player to withdraw from the game. The Football Association say
there will be no further call-ups. An FA statement said: "Terry was
assessed by England medical staff on Sunday and will not be fit to play any part
in Tuesday's game." It means Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand is set to
start alongside either Cahill or Manchester City's Joleon Lescott on Tuesday as
Fabio Capello's side look to maintain their 100% record in qualifying.
Earlier, despite Stuart Pearce trying to convince Fabio Capello
otherwise, Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will link up with the senior squad instead of
remaining with the Under-21 squad for their trip to Botosani, Romania, where
they will defend a hard-earned 2-1 lead from Friday night's first leg, which was
watched in person by the England boss.
Monday, 11 October
- Rio Ferdinand has been confirmed as England's captain for the Euro 2012
qualifier with Montenegro at Wembley. The Manchester United defender
reclaims the armband from Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard, the stand-in during
Ferdinand's injury-related absence. Meanwhile, Sunderland striker Darren
Bent has been ruled out with a groin injury picked up in training on Monday with
Peter Crouch likely to start.