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Three Lions in Squad to face Euro Champs

Three Lions in Squad to face Euro Champs

Mr Capello has named his squad to face Spain in Seville on Wednesday night and despite our recent form he has included Pompey's Three Lions

Having equalled Gary Speed's all time Premier League appearance record yesterday David James is in line to get his 46th cap

Glen Johnson meanwhile will hopefully receive his 11th in the Right Back berth he seems to be making his own.

With Defoe, Rooney and Owen all missing up front Fabio has named just four strikers, the most lethal (statistically) being Peter Crouch. Whether Crouchy will start is debatable but with the other selections being Heskey (5 goals in 50 apps), Agbonlahor (1 cap only) and the uncapped Charlton Cole I will be surprised if our big Centre Forward does not feature at some stage. After all his England record is quite impressive with 14 goals in 30 appearances.

Elsewhere in the squad Becks returns with nine other players who were not involved in England's last game - That 2-1 victory over Germany in Berlin. Beckham of course in line to equal Bobby Moore's all time appearance record

Everton's Phil Jagielka will be looking to win his 2nd cap after impressing with his recent form and another form player Villa's James Milner will be looking to win his first.

The Squad in full: (Caps in brackets)

Keepers
David James (Pompey) caps 45,
Joe Hart (Man City) 1,
Rob Green (West Ham) 1,
Defenders
Glen Johnson (Pompey) 10,
Ashley Cole (Chelsea) 68,
Wayne Bridge (Man City) 32,
John Terry (Chelsea) 48,
Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd) 72,
Matthew Upson (West Ham) 12,
Phil Jagielka (Everton) 1,
Luke Young (Aston Villa) 7.
Midfielders
David Beckham (LA Galaxy) 107,
Shaun Wright-Phillips (Man City) 22,
Michael Carrick (Man Utd) 15,
Frank Lampard (Chelsea) 66,
Scott Parker (West Ham) 3,
Gareth Barry (Aston Villa) 26,
Ashley Young (Aston Villa) 4,
Stewart Downing (Middlesbro`) 21,
James Milner (Aston Villa) 0 .
Forwards
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) 1,
Emile Heskey (Aston Villa) 50,
Peter Crouch (Pompey) 30,
Carlton Cole (West Ham) 0


Match Details:

Spain v England
International Friendly
9pm (GMT), Wednesday 11 February 2009
Ramon Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Sevilla FC
Live on ITV



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Writer:Chix
Date:Sunday February 8 2009
Time: 11:05AM

Comments

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Would be good to see all three start the game... James doesn't llok to have that much competiion, Johnno should start and given the injuries up front will Fabio go with a lone striker.. could it be Crouch ?
Chix
08/02/2009 11:09:00
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If Capello saw Crouch yesterday the answer will be no, he does look so bloody poor sometimes, good job Nugent is playing out of his skin.
Owenspompey
08/02/2009 11:17:00
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I thought Crouchy worked really hard yesterday Owens.. ok he should never have got himself into that position for the back pass but he covered a lot of ground and really had his sleeves rolled-up. His frustration at the end of the game said it all .. He hammered the ball down the pitch in anger... He does need a goal soon though and I agree at least Nuge seems to be burning bright
Chix
08/02/2009 11:26:00
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No-one from Arsenal, no-one from Liverpool and SIX from Villa - aware of injuries but is the balanc of power in England shifting?
eastneydave
08/02/2009 11:32:00
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Cant fault his workrate, buT he is not playing well, goals have dried up, and he is missing chances he should take. He should have been taken off when we were 2-1 up and fresh legs brought on. I could run around and work hard for 90 minutes, and i would have belted that ball he played back into row Z, these mistakes cost valuable points!!
Owenspompey
08/02/2009 11:49:00
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eastneydave, Liverpool also have 5 players in the Spanish squad...
ArsenalRob
08/02/2009 12:33:00
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To be honest, with a very important league game with Man City on Saturday, I see this as a pain game. We need them back fit & well for what is important to us & not a meaningless frienndly. The novelty of Pompey players in an England shirt has worn off.
storagematt
08/02/2009 12:36:00
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honestly i agree i'd much rather none of our boys played on wednesday and were fit for us. but thats international friendlys for ya
pompeym@
08/02/2009 12:55:00
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Owens.. fair point about the substitution and ball into row Z.. but could YOU really last 90 minutes ;)
Chix
08/02/2009 14:20:00
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I agree with matt and pompeym@ (matt and matt??)-(I'm mat lol) anyway, we do really need them all against man city, and they would be sorely missed if they couldn't play. anyways, still good that pompey have good enough players to play for their country
MFFP
08/02/2009 15:00:00
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