Thursday, May 29, 2008

Capello cuts squad short for T&T

England coach Fabio Capello has named his squad for the trip to Trinidad & Tobago,last friendly of the season.The exclusions are all part of the Manchester United - Chelsea game which contested the Champions League in Moscow.
England had won their friendly last night 2-0 (read here) against USA at Wembley.

The excluded players include John Terry,who had started the proceedings against USA with a magnificent header is joined by Wayne Rooney,Owen Hargreaves,Ashely Cole,Wes Brown,Frank Lampard and Joe Cole.All have been given an early break with England not part of the Euro 2008 is Austria-Switzerland.
Rio Ferdinand has been named for the squad as he has links with the Caribbean and Wayne Bridge,Chelsea full back who didn't play in the final have been included in the 20man squad.

The final squad for the friendly on 1st June is:
David James (Portsmouth),
Joe Hart (Manchester City),
Joe Lewis Peterborough),
Wayne Bridge (Chelsea),
Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United),
Phil Jagielka (Everton),
Glen Johnson (Portsmouth),
Stephen Warnock(Blackburn),
David Wheater (Middlesbrough),
Jonathan Woodgate(Tottenham),
Gareth Barry (Aston Villa),
David Beckham (LA Galaxy),
David Bentley (Blackburn),
Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough),
Steven Gerrard(Liverpool),
Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham),
Theo Walcott (Arsenal),
Ashley Young (Aston Villa),
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa),
Dean Ashton (West Ham),
Peter Crouch (Liverpool),
Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth).



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