All information is
complete to and including England's last match, the fourth of the 2012-13 season,
against San Marino on 12 October 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 2014 FIFA World Cup 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.
- John Terry has announced his
retirement from international football. The defender, who has won 78 appearances, was
cleared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in July of racially abusing Anton
Ferdinand during a Premier League game. But the Chelsea star, 31, still faces a
Football Association disciplinary hearing over the matter from today. Terry said
the FA's decision to pursue charges against him meant his position with England
had become "untenable".
Thursday, 4 October 2012 -
Stoke's Ryan Shawcross and Tottenham's Aaron Lennon
have been called into the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers
in October. Uncapped centre-back Shawcross, 24, fills the space
vacated by John Terry. Winger Lennon returns after a two-year absence.
Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 24, is promoted to the senior squad
for the first time, while Wayne Rooney returns.
Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson has apologised to Rio Ferdinand after
discussing the defender's England future with fellow London
Underground passengers. The England coach admitted saying the
Manchester United centre-back, 34, would not be in his latest squad, a
day before it was announced. But he denied saying Ferdinand's England
career was over.
Norwich City striker Grant Holt says he has given up on being
picked for England and believes other players have been denied chances
by Roy Hodgson. Holt, 31, was the Premier League's second-highest
English scorer last season, but was not included in the national squad
for Euro 2012. "I gave up on that, I think I'll never be in it. Roy's
come in and picking his players. When two friendlies came up [against
Norway and Belgium] and I wasn't included it was ridiculous to be
honest. He hasn't given anyone opportunities - people like Nathan Dyer
and Danny Graham from Swansea didn't even get a look in, but that's
Saturday, 6 October 2012 -
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Kieran Gibbs is a major doubt for
England's World Cup qualifiers this month. The left-back, 23, came off
in the 56th minute of Arsenal's 3-1 win over West Ham with a thigh
Frank Lampard was also forced off in the Chelsea's win over
Norwich City at Stamford Bridge. He was withdrawn midway through the
second half after starting and scoring in a 4-1 victory. Chelsea
boss Roberto Di Matteo was not sure after today's game whether he
would be fit. "We'll have to assess him tomorrow and then see. He felt
a little bit of a problem behind his knee, so for precaution, we took
Monday, 8 October 2012 -
Jonjo Shelvey and Ryan Bertrand have been called into England's squad
for this month's World Cup qualifiers, with Kieran Gibbs pulling out
of the squad. Gibbs, 23, has withdrawn after sustaining a thigh
strain. Chelsea's Bertrand, 23, is a direct replacement for Gibbs as
England prepare to play San Marino on 12 October and Poland on 16
October. Liverpool midfielder Shelvey, 20, has been handed his first
Tuesday, 9 October 2012 - On
the day of the opening of St. George's Park in Burton, the new £105
million FA Centre of Excellence, also England's training base, Ryan
Bertrand misses training because of a sore throat. Steven Gerrard,
Frank Lampard and Jermain Defoe also missed training, but were
involved in the warm-up beforehand.
It is also confirmed that Ashley Cole is available for
selection afte he apologised to the FA for his ill-advised tweet
regarding the John Terry disciplinary case.
Thursday, 11 October 2012 -
Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand have pulled out of the England squad
for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley.
Midfielder Lampard, 34, has a knee injury and full-back Bertrand, 23,
an illness, described by Bertrand as "swollen glands in my neck...and
constant headache for 3 days now and freezin cold". The Football Association confirmed they will return to
their club for treatment over the weekend. They will rejoin the
England squad on Sunday for assessment ahead of the game in Poland on
Wayne Rooney has been confirmed as Captain for the match
against San Marino. Gerrard is suspended and Lampard has withdrawn
Friday, 12 October 2012 -
Hodgson leaves out the players that have received a yellow card,
despite which, his team defeat San
Marino 5-0. Two goals from Rooney and Welbeck each and a first
for Oxlade-Chamberlain. Theo Walcott is taken off after seven
minutes after he suffers a fierce challenge by the San Marion
goalkeeper. He is now a major doubt for the Poland match after
spending the night in hospital.
Saturday, 13 October 2012 -
Theo Walcott has been ruled out of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in
Poland with a chest injury. Walcott had to stay in hospital on Friday
night after he was poleaxed by San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini.
The winger will return to his club Arsenal for further treatment.
Sunday, 14 October 2012 -
Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand are also out of England's World Cup
qualifier in Poland with injury and illness respectively. Both missed
Friday's win over San Marino with the same ailments and it was decided
not to risk them. The squad fly out to Warsaw on tomorrow morning.
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson trained with the England squad
today. The 20-year-old
right-back was given his first taste of senior international duty by
Roy Hodgson during the session at Arsenal's
London Colney training ground. Jenkinson will
not travel with the squad to Warsaw. However he could be in line to
make his England debut in next month's friendly against Sweden in
Stockholm. Jenkinson has a Finnish mother and has played for Finland
at U17, U19 and U21 level.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
- Despite the National Stadium with a retractable roof,
the roof remains open during a downpour, delaying the match by an
hour, and then by a day, as the match is postponed until tomorrow.