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complete to and including England's last match, the sixth of the 2011-12 season,
against Netherlands on 29 February 2012.
Thursday, 5 January 2012
- England will play Norway and Belgium in
their final two friendlies before the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and
Ukraine. On Saturday, 26 May, England travel to Oslo to take on Norway
in the same Ullevaal Stadion in which they famously
lost a World Cup qualifier 2-1 in 1981.
On 2 June, Belgium visit Wembley before England head to their base in
Krakow to prepare for their opening Euro 2012 game against France on
11 June. "I'm very happy with these two games. Since the draw in
December we have been able to work towards these matches and the
appropriate opposition. In the draw we face one of the hosts,
Ukraine, which will be a difficult atmosphere to replicate, but
looking at the styles of France and Sweden I feel these games are a
good preparation for us." said
England boss Fabio Capello.
2012 - Roy Hodgson has been
appointed England manager on a four-year contract. The West Bromwich
Albion boss succeeds Fabio Capello after talks with the Football
Association on Monday and Tuesday.
2012 - Darren Bent could
recover from an ankle injury in time for Euro 2012, says his Aston
Villa manager Alex McLeish. But the 28-year-old, who had surgery on 5
March after rupturing his ankle ligaments, is unlikely to play in
Villa's last two Premier League games. "I don't believe there is a
chance of him playing for Villa again this season." The former
Sunderland player, who suffered the injury at Wigan Athletic in
February, is hoping to play in his first major tournament with England
after failing to make the squad for the World Cups in 2006 and 2010.
2012 - Roy Hodgson will name his Euro 2012 squad on 16
May. He then has until 29 May to make alterations to the party for the
tournament in Poland and Ukraine, by which point final lists must have
been submitted to Uefa. England's players are scheduled to report for
a four-day training camp in Spain on 21 May.
2012 - Chris Smalling will miss Euro 2012 with a groin
injury. Smalling suffered the injury during last Sunday's 2-0 victory
over Swansea City. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
confirmed "Chris has suffered a bad injury. It is a groin muscle
injury and he'll miss the European Championship."
Danny Welbeck will miss the final game of the season at Sunderland
with an ankle injury but "should be fit for the Euros."
2012 - Harry Redknapp says midfielder Scott Parker's
Achilles injury could rule him out of the England squad for this
summer's European Championship. Parker missed the 2-0 win over Fulham
- a victory which secured Spurs a fourth-placed finish in the Premier
he had to have an operation it would be long term, so we will have to
wait and see how he is. If it
doesn't clear up he wouldn't be fit. He is going to have an
injection on it on Monday and they hope with six or seven days rest it
will be OK.”
able to play down fears that Kyle Walker could also be struggling for
the European Championship. The right-back was already playing with a
broken toe and suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's victory but
Redknapp added: "Kyle will be OK for the Euros."
2012 - Andy Carroll has been included in England's
23-man squad for Euro 2012, but there is no place for Manchester
United's Rio Ferdinand. The 33-year-old is a surprise omission but
Chelsea captain John Terry has been named by boss Roy Hodgson. There
are call-ups for uncapped Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
and Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy. Liverpool winger Stuart Downing and
Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck have also been picked. In
addition to Carroll, Welbeck and Rooney, Hodgson will take Jermain
Defoe as a striking option. Tottenham forward Defoe has not played a
competitive match for England since September 2010. Steven
Gerrard is the Captain.
2012 - Roy Hodgson has admitted that Tottenham's Scott
Parker is a doubt for Euro 2012. The 31-year-old, who has an Achilles
tendon injury. Hodgson said: "Scott's had an injection which will
probably take a week for us to see if it's been successful or not. He
could still miss out, although from what I'm hearing, it won't be a
problem. He's very confident. We've got until the 29 May to finalise
the squad and I may still have a call to make on that one if it's
looking dubious, if there is a doubt. I'll have that call to make. Do
I take the risk and go with a doubt and hope for the best or do I say
'I'm sorry, I've selected you in my 23 players, but now I have to
remove you'? But I'm very confident that won't happen. I'm very
optimistic. The doctor spoke to Scott Parker and Spurs on Wednesday,
so I'm confident - but I can't give a guarantee." Liverpool midfielder
Jordan Henderson has been placed on stand-by and would be called into
the squad if Parker was ruled out.
United's Michael Carrick, who has not played for England since May
2010, was not considered because he told the Football Association he
did not want to be a bit-part player. However, he is willing to help
the national side should the need arise.
2012 - Wayne Rooney played through
the pain barrier at the end of the season and is now being given a
week's rest before he joins up with the squad for Euro 2012.
Roy Hodgson revealed that
Wayne Rooney has been carrying a minor toe injury over the past couple
of weeks and will not feature in the upcoming friendly against Norway.
Rooney and the
selected English members of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning team
will miss the pre-Euro 2012 trip to Oslo on May 26, but will join up
with the rest of the squad on May 29. Hodgson told
The Sunday Telegraph: “He has a minor
injury. I won’t go into it because Alex Ferguson kept it quiet and so
will I, but it is a minor injury which will benefit from a few days'
rest. He won’t be involved in the Norway game and whether he is
involved for Belgium I don’t know. He will certainly be with us by
then but whether I select him or not I don’t know at this stage.
He’s not coming to Oslo
so he will join up with us the same time as the Champions
League players, on Tuesday May 29."
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 - Liverpool's
Martin Kelly will join the England squad today as additional cover for
the friendly in Norway. Kelly, who has been capped for his country at
Under-21 level, will return to his club after the game in Oslo.
England are short of right-back options due to injuries to Kyle Walker
and Chris Smalling. The players underwent their first training
sessions with Hodgson today and tomorrowy before flying out to Oslo on
Friday. The Chelsea contingent of John Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank
Lampard - plus stand-by player Daniel Sturridge - have
been given extra time off after the club's Champions League heroics.
They will not report for duty until next Tuesday when England link-up
at their accustomed Hertfordshire base ahead of the clash with Belgium
at Wembley on June 2.
The main injury concern of the players
reporting on Wednesday continues to be Tottenham's Scott Parker. He
was troubled by an Achilles injury during the latter part of the
domestic campaign and he will be assessed by the England medical team.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 - Scott
Parker was fit to take part in training today. Hodgson must decide
whether he thinks Parker is fit enough to travel to Poland and Ukraine
by Tuesday. Danny Welbeck and Glen Johnson sat out training in
Manchester City's Etihad Stadium as a precaution. In a
small-sided match, Hodgson played Phil Jagielka alongside former
Everton team-mate Joleon Lescott, with Phil Jones in a full-back role.
Thursday, 24 May 2012 - It has been
announced that goal-line technology will be tested at Wembley when
England host Belgium in a friendly on 2 June. Hawk-Eye, a camera-based
system, will be used by independent testers during England's final
game before Euro 2012. But the match officials will have no access to
data and the trial will have no impact on any contentious goal-line
Friday, 25 May 2012 - John Ruddy
will miss Euro 2012 after breaking his finger in training yesterday
and has been replaced by the uncapped Jack Butland. "Ruddy was
assessed by the England medical staff and will not be able to be part
of the tournament. He will travel with the squad to Norway on Friday
and watch the game on Saturday evening, but return to his club after
arriving back in England."