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Saturday, 10 November 2001
A Nationwide International Friendly Match

England 1 Sweden 1 [1-1]

Match Summary
England Squad

Sweden Squad
Team Records
 
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The Three Lions Squad for the match against Sweden  November 2001
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Anderton, Darren R. 3 March 1972 29 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 1 29 7 0 1
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 26 M Manchester United FC 43 3 46 5 10 6
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Butt, Nicholas 21 January 1975 26 M Manchester United FC 7 7 14 0 0 None
Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 23 M Liverpool FC 1 5 6 0 0 1
Ehiogu, Ugochuku 3 November 1972 29 D Middlesbrough FC 0 3 3 1 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 22 D Leeds United AFC 13 5 18 0 0 None
Fowler, Robert B. 9 April 1975 26 F Liverpool FC 11 10 21 5 0 1
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 21 M Liverpool FC 7 1 8 1 0 1

Steven Gerrard pulled out of the squad on 8 November due to a groin injury.

Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 23 F Liverpool FC 8 11 19 3 0 1
Keown, Martin R. 24 July 1966 35 D Arsenal FC 38 2 40 2 1 3
Lampard, Frank 20 June 1978 23 M Chelsea FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Martyn, A. Nigel 11 August 1966 35 G Leeds United AFC 14 4 18 0 0 None
Mills, Daniel R. 18 May 1977 24 D Leeds United AFC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Murphy, Daniel B. 18 March 1977 24 M Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 none
Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 26 D Manchester United FC 44 4 48 0 0 3
Neville, Philip A. 21 January 1977 24 D Manchester United FC 25 8 33 0 0 1
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 21 F Liverpool FC 22 10 32 14 0 2
Phillips, Kevin M. 25 July 1973 28 F Sunderland AFC 3 3 6 0 0 None
Powell, Christopher G.R. 8 September 1969 32 D Charlton Athletic FC 2 2 4 0 0 None
Scholes, Paul 16 November 1974 26 M Manchester United FC 37 2 39 13 0 10
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Sheringham, Edward P. 2 April 1966 35 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 12 42 11 0 3
Sinclair, Trevor L. 2 March 1973 28 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 none
Smith, Alan 28 October 1980 21 F Leeds United AFC 0 3 3 0 0 None
Southgate, Gareth 3 September 1970 31 D Middlesbrough FC 34 9 43 1 0 3
Walker, Ian M. 31 October 1971 30 G Leicester City FC 1 2 3  GA 0 None
Wright, Richard I. 5 November 1977 24 G Arsenal FC 1 1 2 1 GA 0 None
All information is complete to and including England's last match, the fourth of the 2000-01 season, against Greece on 10 October 2001.

Diary

Monday, 5 November 2001 - Sven-Goran Eriksson has given Kevin Phillips the chance to stake his claim for a ticket to the World Cup Finals.  The Sunderland striker, along with Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton, was the unexpected name in the 26-man England squad for the friendly against Sweden. Phillips was an unused substitute for Eriksson's first match against Spain at Villa Park in March. But since then he had been consigned to an eight-month, eight-match international exile - and it appeared that his lack of European football with his club was a major factor counting against him.  Injury-plagued Anderton last appeared for England against Italy under then-caretaker coach Peter Taylor 12 months ago, but - as he did for Euro '96 and France '98 - appears to be recovering his form and fitness in time for a major international tournament.  Meanwhile Leeds United striker Alan Smith has also been recalled after an ankle injury ruled him out of Eriksson's last two squads.  Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is also recalled after a one-match absence.  David Seaman, Ashley Cole, Nick Barmby and Andrew Cole are ruled out through injury of the squad originally selected to face the Greeks.  Eriksson has also agreed to a request from Real Madrid to release Steve McManaman to play in next weekend's Spanish League game against Real Zaragoza.  Leicester City goalkeeper Ian Walker, Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt, Liverpool striker Michael Owen and Charlton Athletic defender Chris Powell are also back in the squad. Sol Campbell is still missing because of his ongoing hamstring injury.

Wednes
day, 7 November 2001 - Eriksson has injury doubts over Steven Gerrard, Trevor Sinclair and Martin Keown.  The squad gathered at lunchtime today and, following a long briefing with Eriksson, underwent their first training session at Manchester United's Carrington base.  The trio were unable to play a full part in the session. Keown and Sinclair were restricted to a lighter run-out with physio Alan Smith. Sinclair was wearing strapping on his right ankle, while Keown may have been feeling the after-effects of Sunday's home defeat by Charlton Athletic.  Gerrard, meanwhile, sat out the final 20 minutes of the session.

Thursday, 8 November 2001 - Steven Gerrard was today forced to pull out of the friendly as Michael Owen's hamstring problems resurfaced to put his participation in doubt as well.  Gerrard pulled out of training yesterday with a groin problem and he returned to Liverpool for treatment after the injury had been reassessed this morning.

Friday, 9 November 2001 - Michael Owen has been passed fit to play for England tomorrow.  Eriksson insisted he would not gamble on the striker's fitness for a friendly. But Owen was able to train today. The 21-year-old Liverpool striker only recently returned to action after injuring a hamstring in the Premiership match with Tottenham Hotspur on September 22.  Owen was put through a rigorous session at Carrington training headquarters this afternoon by Eriksson.

England Form: last six games
W W W W D  f 15:a success: 75%
779 25 May 2001 - England 4 Mexico 0 [3-0]
The Pride Park Stadium, Derby
(33,597)
Scholes, Fowler, Beckham, Sheringham Fr HW
780 6 June 2001 - Greece 0 England 2 [0-0]
Olympiakó Stádio Spiros Louis, Athína (29,300)
Scholes, Beckham WCP AW
781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2 [0-2]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham
(35,238)
van Bommel, van Nistelrooij Fr HL
782 1 September 2001 - Germany 1 England 5 [1-2]
Olympiastadion, München (63,000)
Jancker
Owen (3), Gerrard, Heskey
WCP AW
783 5 September 2001 - England 2 Albania 0 [1-0]
St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(51,046)
Owen, Beckham
Riihilahti
HW
784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2 [0-1]
Old Trafford, Manchester
(66,090)
Sheringham, Beckham
Charisteas, Nikolaidis
HD
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