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Teams - England v Switzerland

Before anything else I would like to say that I hope that the minutes silence in tribute of the Busby Babes that were tragically killed 50 years ago will be impeccable observed, which I feel it will - I also hope this is the case in the Manchester Derby at the weekend.

David James and Glen Johnson were in the original 30 man squad, but Johnson missed out on the final 23. However on Sunday night Jermain Defoe was called into this party.

James starts in goal as he looks to rightly stake his claim to be the England no.1 that he should have been for the past 2 years. Defoe takes a place on the bench, but then again so were the rest of the squad...

This is the England line up:

David James
Wes Brown
Les Ferdinand
Matthew Upson
Ashley Cole
David Bentley
Jermaine Jenas
Steven Gerrard
Gareth Barry
Joe Cole
Wayne Rooney


Substitutes
Scott Carson
Micah Richards
Joleon Lescott
Jonathan Woodgate
Wayne Bridge
Shaun Wright-Phillips
Owen Hargreaves
Ashley Young
Michael Owen
Peer Crouch
Jermain Defoe
Chris Kirkland


This was 'supposed' to be a game in preparation for Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria this summer, but as we all know this is not how it panned out...

Switzerland line up like this:

Benaglio
Senderos
Gygax
Barnetta
Spycher
Yakin
Inler
Lichsteiner
Nkufo
Fernandes
Eggimann


Substitutes
Zuberbuhler
Coltorti
Margairaz
Grichting
Behrami
Huggel
Vonlanthen
Ziegler
Derdiyok


For those of you not at the game, if you are listening on the radio or watching on TV why not make a few comments below as the game unfolds so we can share our thoughts... having James involved will surely capture people's imaginations tonight wont it?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday February 6 2008
Time: 7:46PM

Comments

0
Nice One Fabio .. You've picked the best English Goalkeeper for your first game.. Do yourself & Pompey proud Jamo..
Chix
06/02/2008 19:53:00
0
Hopefully JD might get a shout too... Two Pompey players in the same England team, how good would that be ..... when was the last time that happened ?
Chix
06/02/2008 19:55:00
0
england's no.1, england, england's no.1...
pompeyrug
06/02/2008 20:04:00
0
yep, lets hope defoe gets on too... as for your question, where is dave when you need him :-)
pompeyrug
06/02/2008 20:05:00
0
26 mins gone Jamo has done well apart from one sliced clearance. Switzerland are a very physical side and a number of England players have been kicked around the ankles. Keep JD on the bench methinks.
eastneydave
06/02/2008 20:29:00
0
maybe a good shout dave, we cant afford him to get injured... i dont think he will get on anyway will he, as he was late into the squad - unless he has really impressed in training? yep jamo has done what he has been asked too - its a typical england performance so far isnt it...
pompeyrug
06/02/2008 20:35:00
0
Spoke too soon, Rug! :)
Aamir
06/02/2008 20:49:00
0
1-0 at half time I'll settle for that .... a clean sheet in the second half hopefully...... Makes me mad that Switzerland are in Euro 2008 and we aren't ... McClown for ya.. hope he gets the Scummers job and takes them down... but that's a different debate !
Chix
06/02/2008 21:05:00
0
weve been much better in the 2nd half - and in fairness werent that bad in the 1st... shame that jamo has been beaten, but there was nothing he could do for the goal was there, despite what motson 'might' have been hinting at... 2-1 up tho, so far so good...
pompeyrug
06/02/2008 21:22:00
0
Yeah agree that Jamo couldn't do much about the goal.. His failed collection right at the end may stick in the memory but hopefully the game will be remembered for it being Capello's first game and nothing else.. James didn't have a lot to do but seemed to do it well..
Chix
06/02/2008 21:58:00
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