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England National Football Team Match No. 776

England 3 Spain 0 [1-0]

Wednesday, 28 February 2001

England Pre-Match

 

England Squad for Match Against Spain February 2001
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Ball, Michael J. 02-Oct-1979 21 D Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Barmby, Nicholas J. 11-Feb-1974 27 M Liverpool FC 9 9 18 3 0 None
Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 25 M Manchester United FC 34 3 37 1 1 1 E  6 C
Brown, Wesley M. 13-Oct-1979 21 D Manchester United FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 26 M Manchester United FC 5 4 9 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 26 D Arsenal FC 34 3 37 0 2 4 C
Carragher, James L.D. 28-Jan-1978 23 D/M Liverpool FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Carrick, Michael 28-Jul-1981 19 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Michael Carrick withdrew from the squad.

Cole, Andrew A. 15-Oct-1971 29 F Manchester United FC 5 5 10 0 0 2 C
Cole, Ashley 20-Dec-1980 20 D Arsenal FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Cole, Joseph J. 08-Nov-1981 19 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29-Dec-1978 22 M Newcastle United FC 4 4 8 0 0 None

Kieron Dyer withdrew from the squad.

Ehiogu, Ugochuku 03-Nov-1972 28 D Middlesbrough FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-1978 22 D Leeds United AFC 5 5 10 0 0 None
Fowler, Robert B. 09-Apr-1975 25 F Liverpool FC 7 8 15 3 0 1 C
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11-Jan-1978 23 F Liverpool FC 3 8 11 1 0 None
James, David B. 01-Aug-1970 30 G Aston Villa FC 2 0 2 0 0 None
Lampard, Frank J. 20-Jun-1978 22 M West Ham United FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 34 G Leeds United AFC 11 3 14 0 0 None
McCann, Gavin P. 10-Jan-1978 23 D Sunderland AFC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
McManaman, Steven 11-Feb-1972 29 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 23 8 31 3 0 None

Steve McManaman withdrew from the squad.

Neville, Gary A. 18-Feb-1975 25 D Manchester United FC 38 3 41 0 0 2 C
Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 24 D Manchester United FC 22 8 30 0 0 1 C
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 21 F Liverpool FC 15 9 24 8 0 2 C
Parlour, Raymond 07-Mar-1973 27 M Arsenal FC 3 7 10 0 0 None

Ray Parlour withdrew from the squad.

Phillips, Kevin M. 25-Jul-1973 27 F Sunderland AFC 3 3 6 0 0 None
Powell, Christopher G.R. 08-Sep-1969 31 D Charlton Athletic FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 26 M Manchester United FC 28 2 30 10 0 1 E  7 C
Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 37 G Arsenal FC 58 4 62 0 1 1 C
Sheringham, Edward P. 02-Apr-1966 34 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 9 39 9 0 2 C
Wright, Richard I. 05-Nov-1977 23 G Ipswich Town FC 1 0 1 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including the match against Italy on 15 November 2000.

Notes

Monday, 10 July 2000 - The Football Association announced England will play Spain in a friendly match on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at a home venue yet to be determined.  England already have two friendly away matches arranged for the coming season:  against World Cup and European Championship holders France on Saturday, September 2 and, subject to confirmation, European Championship runners-up Italy on Wednesday, November 15.  The meeting with Spain will be the first since the scoreless quarterfinal duel at Wembley Stadium during the 1996 European Championship, when England advanced on penalty kicks after extra time. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2000 - The Football Association announced that England’s friendly match against Spain on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 will be played at Villa Park, Birmingham, 42 years after the last England international was staged there.  England’s usual home venue, Wembley Stadium, will be closed down for demolition and construction of a new national stadium following the World Cup qualifier against Germany on October 7.  Villa Park has hosted six England matches, all in the British Championship, the last the 2-2 draw with Wales on November 26, 1958.  

Friday, 23 February 2001 - Coach Sven-Göran Eriksson announced his first England squad, calling 31 players for the friendly match against Spain at Villa Park in Birmingham on Wednesday, 28 February.  

Not available for selection because injured or not yet fit following injury were Darren Anderton, Steven Gerrard, Martin Keown, Jamie Redknapp, Trevor Sinclair, Gareth Southgate.

Not selected were Gareth Barry, David Batty, Graeme Le Saux, Paul Ince, Paul Merson, Stuart Pearce, Dennis Wise.

There were numerous changes from the last squad, the 26-player experimental squad containing a large number of young players selected by acting manager Peter Taylor for the friendly match against Italy on 15 November 2000.  Omissions were Darren Anderton, injured, Gareth Barry, named to the under-21 squad, Seth Johnson, under-21 squad, Paul Robinson, under-21 squad, Alan Smith, under-21 squad, Gareth Southgate, injured.  Additions were Sol Campbell, Michael Carrick, Andrew Cole, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Ugo Ehiogu, Nigel Martyn, Steve McManaman,  Gavin McCann, Chris Powell, David Seaman, Teddy Sheringham.

England Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
760 04-Sep-1999 Luxembourg Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 6 0 HW [5-0]
761 08-Sep-1999 Poland Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa ECP 0 0 AD [0-0]
762 10-Oct-1999 Belgium Stadium of Light, Sunderland F 2 1 HW [1-1]
763 13-Nov-1999 Scotland Hampden Park, Glasgow ECP 2 0 AW [2-0]
764 17-Nov-1999 Scotland Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 0 1 HL [0-1]
765 23-Feb-2000 Argentina Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 0 0 HD [0-0]
766 27-May-2000 Brazil Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 1 1 HD [1-1]
767 31-May-2000 Ukraine Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 2 0 HW [1-0]
768 03-Jun-2000 Malta The National Stadium, Ta'Qali F 2 1 AW [1-1]
769 12-Jun-2000 Portugal Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands ECF 2 3 NL [2-2]
770 17-Jun-2000 Germany Stade Communal, Charleroi, Belgium ECF 1 0 NW [0-0]
771 20-Jun-2000 Romania Stade Communal, Charleroi, Belgium ECF 2 3 NL [2-1]
772 02-Sep-2000 France Stade de France, Saint-Denis F 1 1 AD [0-0]
773 07-Oct-2000 Germany Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP 0 1 HL [0-1]
774 11-Oct-2000 Finland Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP 0 0 AD [0-0]
775 15-Nov-2000 Italy Stadio delle Alpi, Torino F 0 1 AL [0-0]

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