All information is
complete to and including England's last match, the second of the 2012-13
season, against Moldova on 7 September 2012.
Saturday, 30 July 2011 -
England will face Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and San Marino
in Group H when they bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in
Brazil. The draw was made this afternoon in Rio. "It is not an easy
draw," said Fabio Capello. "You have to be really, really focused and
play every game like a final - but that will be another manager's
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
- England's FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying fixtures have today been
finalised, following a meeting between all of the Group H member
associations in Warsaw. The Three Lions will begin their campaign in
Moldova in September 2012.
2012 - John Terry will be
in England's squad for September's World Cup qualifying matches
against Moldova and Ukraine. The Football Association has yet to
announce a date for Terry's independent hearing over charges he used a
racist slur against QPR's Anton Ferdinand. The Chelsea captain, 31,
denies the allegation and was cleared of racially abusing Ferdinand by
a magistrates' court in July. "I can select him, and I will be
selecting him," said boss Roy Hodgson.
Sunday, 26 August 2012 -
Wayne Rooney faces four weeks on the sidelines after
suffering a gash on his right leg during Manchester United's 3-2 win
over Fulham. He was injured when blocking a free-kick and Fulham's
Hugo Rodallega landed on the England international's thigh. Rooney,
who spent the night in hospital before being released on today, will
miss two World Cup qualifiers.
Thursday, 30 August 2012 -
Roy Hodgson has named a 24-man squad ahead of the opening World Cup
qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine next month.
John Terry has been included, despite missing Chelsea's
victory over Newcastle United at the weekend with a neck injury.
On the evening, Andy Carroll had signed a season-long loan
deal with West Ham United FC.
Saturday, 1 September 2012 -
Andy Carroll limped out of his debut as his new club, West Ham United
beat Fulfam 3-0. He has withdrawn from the England squad due to
a hamstring injury. There will be no replacement, with Theo
Walcott expected to provide adequate cover.
Monday, 3 September 2012 - Ashley
Cole will miss England's match against Moldova on Friday because of an
ankle injury. The Chelsea left-back, 31, returned to his club shortly
after joining up with the squad. The injury is described as "minor",
and he will be assessed on Sunday over his availability for the
qualifier against Ukraine.
Thursday, 6 September 2012 - Adam
Johnson has been ruled out of the match with Moldova following a thigh
injury. He has returned to his club for treatment.
Friday, 7 September 2012 - England
record an impressive 5-0 victory over Moldova. The only concern
is John Terry. His ankle was knocked and twisted he
eventually left the field of play after 88 minutes and as a result, is an injury
concern ahead of the Ukraine match on Tuesday. Captain Steven Gerrard
was replaced at half-time as a precaution.
Saturday, 8 September 2012 -
Ashley Cole has now been ruled out
of the match against Ukraine on Tuesday night with his ankle injury.
An FA statement said: "Ashley Cole was assessed by the medical staff
on Saturday and will not be available for the qualifier with Ukraine
John Terry also remains a doubt after twisting his ankle
during the win in Chisinau. Hodgson offered Terry the opportunity to
come off for the final 20 minutes. But the Chelsea defender decided to
continue as England saw out the victory. "I'd like to have taken him
off, and we did suggest we'd play with 10. He's a warrior though, so
he poo-pooed the suggestion. He took a kick on the ankle in the first
half and then twisted it slightly when he landed in front of the bench
in the second half. They're assessing him at the moment. It's
obviously not a very serious injury, but every knock is important with
only three days between games."
Sunday, 9 September 2012 -
John Terry will miss the match against Ukraine because
of an ankle injury. The 31-year-old was ruled out of the tie at
Wembley after failing to recover from the injury he suffered on
Friday. He was optimistic of playing after receiving treatment, but
the Football Association announced today that Terry would not be fit
in time to play. "Following further treatment from the England medical
staff on Sunday, John Terry will not be available for the World Cup
qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday. Terry suffered an ankle injury
in the game with Moldova, and has returned to his club.
Roy Hodgson has defenders Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill
available as cover for the absent Terry, while Leighton Baines will
continue at left-back. Cahill is likely to replace Terry and partner
Joleon Lescott at centre-back in the second qualifying match of the
Monday, 10 September 2012 -
Liverpool's 17-year-old winger Raheem Sterling has been called into
the England squad. Midfielders Jake Livermore, 22, of Tottenham, and
Southampton's Adam Lallana, 24, have also been brought in by Roy
Hodgson. Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out through
illness. He missed Monday's training session along with Chelsea
forward Daniel Sturridge, who remains with the squad. Hodgson
said Walcott, who has picked up a bug and been violently ill, has
returned to his club but he hopes Sturridge will recover in time from
stomach cramps. "I can only hope nothing is going round the squad.
That was why we were quite keen to get Theo home as soon as possible
and also keep Daniel away from the squad. I have to hope it's just an
isolated case with the two players," said the manager. He also said
the trio who had been drafted into the squad were unlikely to feature
in Tuesday's match. "It was a good opportunity to invite some young
players to come in and be part of the atmosphere," said Hodgson.