Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Capello rushes to plug holes in England defense
February 27th, 2010 11:07PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] David Beckham's bid to earn a berth on England's World Cup team has been buried amid all the other storylines surrounding the England team on the eve of Wednesday's friendlies against Egypt.

Should Ryan Shawcross be in the team following his horrendous challenge on Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey?

Who will replace Rio Ferdinand in the middle of the defense?

And what to do about left back, where Ashley Cole is out with an ankle injury and Wayne Bridge quit the national team following revelations of former England captain John Terry’s alleged affair with the mother of his child?

England coach Fabio Capello delayed the announcement of his team  for 40 minutes to confer on the impact of calling up the uncapped Shawcross. Injuries to Ferdinand and Gary Cahill meant that Shawcross was in line to play alongside Terry at Wembley on Wednesday.

The biggest hole is at left back, where Everton's Leighton Baines, Aston Villa's Stephen Warnock or perhaps Manchester City's Joleon Lescott will get a chance, though there's talk of midfielders Gareth Barry or James Milner being moved to the position.

As for Beckham, who is playing on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy was included in the team?

“He played well, he changed the style during the game,” Capello said. “He is really dangerous. He can play wide and can cross. Every cross he does is really dangerous for defenders and the keeper. [AC Milan coach] Leonardo put him in midfield because he needed players with different qualities.”

England Roster:
Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham), Joe Hart (Birmingham).
Defenders: Wes Brown (Man. United), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Joleon Lescott (Man. City), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke), Leighton Baines (Everton), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa).
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), David Beckham (AC Milan), Michael Carrick (Man. United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Man. City), James Milner (Aston Villa), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Stewart Downing (Aston Villa).
Strikers: Carlton Cole (West Ham), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Man. United), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet    
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has ...
MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas    
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"My son, Kurt, is still a Sounders employee [as an assistant coach and scout], so I ...
MLS Expansion: St. Pete and Carolina enter race    
One recent and a second likely refugee from the NASL threw their hats in the increasingly ...
MLS Expansion: Competition gets crazy    
If the push to get into pro soccer is driven by the desire to get a ...
NASL's fate hangs in the balance    
A decision on the 2017 sanctioning of the NASL and USL was put on hold by ...
MLS Awards: Villa adds MVP award to trophy case    
He won a World Cup and European Championship with Spain and a Champions League title with ...
What They're Saying: Russian MP Valery Rashkin    
"It is crucial to verify that 'FIFA 17 is compliant [with the law] for the game's ...
What They're Saying: Luke Mishu    
"I had to be realistic. I love soccer, but MLS isn't the NFL or NBA. I ...
Video Pick: Reus assists Auba for best Bundesliga golazo     
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the Bundesliga Goal of the Week, a golazo that was special ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives