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Saturday, 26 March 2011
2012 UEFA European Championship Group G qualification match

Wales 0 England 2 [0-2]

Match Summary
Wales Squad
England Squad
Team Records
The Three Lions Squad for the matches against Wales and Ghana  March 2011
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Baines, Leighton J. 11 December 1984 26 D Everton FC 2 1 3 0 0 None
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 30 M Manchester City FC 35 10 45 2 0 5
Bent, Darren A. 6 February 1984 27 F Aston Villa FC 4 4 8 2 0 None
Cahill, Gary J. 19 December 1985 25 D Bolton Wanderers FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Carroll, Andrew T. 6 January 1989 22 F Liverpool FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 25 G West Bromwich Albion FC 2 1 3 4ᵍᵃ 0 None
Scott Carson was called into the squad on 25 March as a replacement for Ben Foster.
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 30 D Chelsea FC 87 0 87 0 0 11
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 30 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 19 23 42 22 0 3
Dawson, Michael R. 18 November 1983 27 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 1 3 0 0 None
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 28 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 28 45 15 0 None
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 26 M Aston Villa FC 9 15 24 0 0 None
Foster, Ben A. 3 April 1983 27 G Birmingham City FC 4 1 5 4ᵍᵃ 0 1
Ben Foster withdrew from the squad on 25 March due to a throat infection.  He was replaced by Scott Carson
Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 31 G West Ham United FC 9 2 11 9ᵍᵃ 0 1
Hart, C. Joseph J. 19 April 1987 23 G Manchester City FC 5 3 8 3ᵍᵃ 0 None
Jagielka, Philip N. 17 August 1982 28 D Everton FC 5 2 7 0 0 None
Jarvis, Matthew T. 22 May 1986 24 M Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 26 D Liverpool FC 26 5 31 1 0 5
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 32 M Chelsea FC 73 11 84 19 1 3
Lennon, Aaron J. 16 April 1987 23 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 9 19 0 0 None
Lescott, Joleon P. 16 August 1982 28 D Manchester City FC 9 3 12 0 0 None
Milner, James P. 4 January 1986 25 M Manchester City FC 9 7 16 0 0 3
Parker, Scott M. 13 October 1980 30 M West Ham United FC 1 3 4 0 0 None
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 25 F Manchester United FC 65 4 69 25 1 1
Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 30 D Chelsea FC 65 1 66 6 28 4
Walker, Kyle A. 28 May 1990 20 D Aston Villa FC, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Wilshere, Jack A.G. 1 January 1992 19 M Arsenal FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 25 M Aston Villa FC 2 10 12 1 0 1

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the sixth of the 2010-11 season, against Denmark on 9 February 2011.


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 Zürich 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.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 - Fabio Capello said he is considering relieving Rio Ferdinand of his captaincy duties and handing the role back to former skipper John Terry.  Injured Ferdinand misses the Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales on 26 March.  Last year, Terry was stripped of the armband and Capello wants to avoid it being passed around like it was in February's friendly against Denmark. With vice-captain Steven Gerrard also out with a hernia injury, Capello is expected to formally announce the decision before the encounter at the Millennium Stadium.

"I was really upset about what happened in Denmark, when I saw the players saying 'who is the captain?'. After one year of punishment, it was not the best moment for John Terry to see this.  For that reason I need to make a decision - and it will be a permanent decision, not just one game."

That way he will avoid a repeat of the situation in Copenhagen last month where the armband was given to Frank Lampard but then passed on to Gareth Barry and finally Ashley Cole when the former pair were substituted. 
Ferdinand is said 'to be upset' about the matter and it will be discussed with thesquad when they meet up next week for the Wales match.  It is clear that the continued absence of the former Manchester United captain through calf and back injuries is a frustration.  But Capello believes Ferdinand will understand the issue he has been confronted with.

Capello also said he believed Jack Wilshere will be a future England captain and said he was "the best young midfielder" he had seen for his age.  After making his debut against Hungary on 11 August last year, the 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder was not restored to the team until the Denmark friendly last month.  "It is incredible, in this last seven months, he improved a lot. After that very first game I was not sure because he didn't play with a lot of confidence and following the Denmark game, some people were surprised when I said I was really happy with his performance.  But he played with confidence and without fear. He tried to do the same things he usually does when he plays for Arsenal anderyone can understand his value after the games against Barcelona.  I followed him. I monitored him during the game in Barcelona. Against the most difficult team, one of the best teams of all, he played the same game, with the same confidence that he did in the first leg in London.  He will be England captain one day. Jack Wilshere needs more caps but he is a real leader.  I saw how he spoke with the referee and how he spoke to the other players. It is difficult to find someone so young with such a big personality.  I remember two defenders, Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi, and one attacker, Raul, who was 19 at Real Madrid, but for personality and confidence on the pitch, he is the best young midfielder I have seen for his age."

Sunday morning, 20 March 2011 - Fabio Capello says Terry will lead England again by confirming that John Terry will captain England permanently.  Capello has made the decision as he prepares for another crucial Euro 2012 qualifier, in Cardiff against Wales next Saturday.  Capello revealed that seeing the armband passed around in Copenhagen played a part in his decision.  "I was really focused on the Wales game, I think a lot about this game and the captain. I decided that John Terry will be the captain for this game, because after the game that we played in Copenhagen, the armband was passed around and I was upset for him.  After what happened I decided that John Terry after one year of punishment, will be the permanent captain."  Capello was clear that he has been impressed by Terry's attitude since losing the armband a year ago.  Capello admitted: "He is the same. He is a player in himself leader, is a leader always on the pitch, outside of the pitch all the time."

Sunday evening (8:30 pm), 20 March 2011 - Fabio Capello has named a squad of 26 players to face Wales and Ghana, with a first call-up for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matthew Jarvis. Kyle Walker retains his place in the defensive ranks following his first senior call last month for the game against Denmark. Phil Jagielka returns to the squad along with Aaron Lennon and Andy Carroll, all three players missed the game in Copenhagen.  For Carroll it is his first return to the England squad following his move to Liverpool, the 22-year-old forward made his debut against France last November and recently returned from injury to make his first appearances for the Anfield club.

Friday, 25 March 2011 - Ben Foster has pulled out of the squad because of a throat infection.  West Brom keeper Scott Carson has replaced his Birmingham counterpart for the match at the Millennium Stadium.

England Form: last six games
W W W D L W  f 12:a success: 75%
889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
Gerrard (2)
Jagielka OG
890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
Defoe (3), A.Johnson ECP HW
891 7 September 2010 -
1 England 3 [0-1]
Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel
Rooney, A.Johnson, Bent
892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley (85,495)
Benzema, Valbuena
894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2 [1-1]
Parken Stadion, København (21,523)
Bent, Young
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