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the opening game of world cup 2010 qualification for England.
England road to South Africa will start against Andorra.

this game will be played in Spain, Barcelona.
 

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another hopeless result unless England recall the man all Andorrans fear

 

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well, gerrard is out of this game after he went under a groin operation last Thursday.

we may see m.owen returns to the three lions in coming 2 games vs andorra and coratia respectively.. hopefully owen won`t get any injury in newcastle game against arsenal this week. :hopeful:
 

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I say call up no defenders. Let's play this:

---------------Hart
--Hargreaves---Carrick--Barry
Bentley--------Lampard----------Joe Cole
---Rooney--Crouch--Ashton--Sturridge
 

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what a line-up. :eek: :pp

england must win this game and look for an excellent start in this qualification, then to focus on croatia game after it.


hargreaves may not be ready to play in the international games next week, according to sir alex.
 

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Just throw any 11 in, I don't really care.
 

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Footballing giants clash in a contest of all out attack.

Can't wait.

We'll probably struggle for a while to break them down playing with no brains, get a flukey goal then andorra collapse and we get called world beaters by the press. Standard fare. TGO's lineup bar Crouch and Hargreaves looks like fun at least.
 

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Bullard in the squad :howler:

Crouch left out :)
 

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England in full:

Goalkeepers: Paul Robinson (Blackburn), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham)

Defenders: Joleon Lescott (Everton), Wayne Bridge (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), John Terry (Chelsea), Wes Brown (Manchester United), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), Matthew Upson (West Ham)

Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Jimmy Bullard (Fulham), David Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough), David Bentley (Tottenham), Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham)

Forwards: Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth), Emile Heskey (Wigan).
 

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Bullard is class :) The squad is decent... Beckham shouldnt play v Andorra. He plays too much anyway and he is boring to watch. At least let Bentley and Cole play the wings.
 

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Hes too young :howler: Typical Italian manager bullsh!t :D
 

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I’ve always thought Bullard was a good player so it is cool seeing him in the England squad. He’s a much better choice than someone like Huddlestone.

Theo Walcott? What has he done to get into the squad? Right now Young and Agbonlahor are much better choices.

Michael Owen not being chosen isn’t a surprise. He simply cannot be relied upon fitness wise. One month he is available, the next he isn’t, the next he might it has just got too much now.
 

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WTF do Hart and Richards have to do to get in the squad? Richards should be our starting RB, I don't care if he plays as a centre-back he's been the most creative player on the right flank for England in the past two years. How can Capello call up Robinson who has already made a howler this season, and was caught out against West Ham, and Upson who is generally woeful and made a major error against City.
 

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Owen axed

Andorra v England
2010 Fifa World Cup Qualifier
Group Six
7pm, Saturday 6 September 2008
Olympic Stadium, Barcelona

Croatia v England
8pm, Wednesday 10 September 2008
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb

Fabio Capello has named his squad for the opening two World Cup qualifiers, with England traveling to Barcelona to face Andorra before heading to Zagreb to take on Croatia.


FABIO CAPELLO has dumped Michael Owen for England's first two World Cup qualifiers


England squad: Robinson (Blackburn), James (Portsmouth), Green (West Ham); Lescott (Everton), Bridge (Chelsea), A Cole (Chelsea), Terry (Chelsea), Brown (Manchester United), Ferdinand (Manchester United), Johnson (Portsmouth), Upson (West Ham); Barry (Aston Villa), J Cole (Chelsea), Lampard (Chelsea), Bullard (Fulham), Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy), Downing (Middlesbrough), Bentley (Tottenham), Jenas (Tottenham); Walcott (Arsenal), Rooney (Manchester United), Defoe (Portsmouth), Heskey (Wigan).

http://www.thefa.com/England/SeniorTeam/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2008/08/AndorraCroatia_SquadNamed.htm
 

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will i hope Fabio Capello knows what he`s doing,
Theo in while Owen out?!
and what about Woodgate!?
 
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