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Capello might give Green second chance
June 18th, 2010 1:41AM

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[ENGLAND-ALGERIA] Coach Fabio Capello, whose player selections for England's opening game against the USA came under attack when he had to substitute James Milner in the first half and Ledley King at the break, won't reveal his starting lineup for Friday's game against Algeria, but he seems to be leaning to sticking with Robert Green in goal.

“Everyone can make mistakes, a goalkeeper, defender, a midfielder or a forward,” Capello said in apparent reference to Green. “Every player that makes a mistake deserves a second chance. I judge a player on his quality and not on his mistakes.”

Capello backed up Green, who let Clint Dempsey's long-range shot slip through the goal, more directly by saying the World Cup ball was a problem for goalkeepers.

"I think one problem of the keepers -- and I saw some keepers make mistakes -- is a problem with the ball," the Italian said. "Sometimes the bounce is higher than normal. For this reason, I have to justify the keeper."

Capello added he won't tell his players who's starting until Friday.

His other options in goal are Joe Hart or David James.



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