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Friday, 7 June 2002
World Cup 2002 Finals First Phase Group F

Argentina 0 England 1 [0-1]

Match Summary
Argentina Squad

England Squad
Team Records
 
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The Three Lions World Cup Squad pre-Argentina  June 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
7. Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 27 M Manchester United FC 47 3 50 6 14 6
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14. Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 21 D Southampton FC 4 1 5 0 0 None
12. Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 22 D Manchester United FC 3 3 6 0 0 None
21. Butt, Nicholas 21 January 1975 27 M Manchester United FC 10 8 18 0 0 None
6. Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 27 D Arsenal FC 44 3 47 1 2 5
3. Cole, Ashley 20 December 1981 20 D Arsenal FC 9 0 9 0 0 1
19. Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 20 M West Ham United FC 1 6 7 0 0 None
23. Dyer, Kieron C. 29 December 1978 23 M Newcastle United FC 5 5 10 0 0 None
5. Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 23 D Leeds United AFC 18 5 23 0 0 None
9. Fowler, Robert B. 9 April 1975 27 F Leeds United AFC 11 14 25 7 0 1
18. Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981
born in Canada
21 M FC Bayern Munchen eV, Germany 4 3 7 0 0 None
11. Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 24 F Liverpool FC 14 11 25 3 0 1
22. James, David B. 3 August 1970 31 G West Ham United FC 3 6 9 5 GA 0 1
15. Keown, Martin R. 24 July 1966 35 D Arsenal FC 39 4 43 2 1 3
13. Martyn, A. Nigel 11 August 1966 35 G Leeds United AFC 19 4 23 GA 0 None
2. Mills, Daniel R. 18 May 1977 25 D Leeds United AFC 3 5 8 0 0 None
10. Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 22 F Liverpool FC 27 10 37 16 2 2
8. Scholes, Paul 16 November 1974 27 M Manchester United FC 43 2 45 13 0 10
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1. Seaman, David A. 19 September 1963 38 G Arsenal FC 65 4 69 39 GA 1 1
17. Sheringham, Edward P. 2 April 1966 36 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 17 47 11 0 3
4. Sinclair, Trevor L. 2 March 1973 29 M West Ham United FC 2 3 5 0 0 None
16. Southgate, Gareth 3 September 1970 31 D Middlesbrough FC 37 12 49 1 0 3
21. Vassell, Darius C. 13 June 1980 21 F Aston Villa FC 5 1 6 3 0 None
All information is complete to and including England's last match, the eleventh of the 2000-01 season, against Sweden on 2 June 2002.

Diary

Thursday, 9 May 2002 - Sven-Goran Eriksson's picks a provisional 23-man squad for the World Cup Finals in South Korea/Japan.  It includes the injured David Beckham.

Saturday, 11 May 2002 -
An groin injury to Steven Gerrard see's him limp off in the final Premiership match of the season means Gerrard's place in the squad is in doubt, his place will probably go to reserve and clubmate, Danny Murphy. Kieron Dyer also receives a knee injury in Newcastle United's final match against Southampton.

Monday, 13 May 2002 - The England squad fly from Luton to Dubai for a few days relaxation with their families, before they jet off to the Far East. Danny Murphy and Trevor Sinclair travel as potential replacements for the injured Steven Gerrard and Kieron Dyer, both of whom stayed at home, Gerrard to have a scan. David Beckham assured reporters that he would be fit for the first game after recovering from a broken foot, but that he would not take part in either of the warm-up games, as a precaution.

Tuesday, 14 May 2002 - Steven Gerrard officially withdraws from the squad in order to have treatment on his troublesome groin. The 21-year-old midfielder needs an operation, as yesterday's scan revealed. He will require more than a month to recover. As expected, Danny Murphy was drafted into the provisional final 23.

Wednesday, 15 May 2002 - There is light training in Dubai for the squad. David Beckham, who is trying to regain match fitness, and Nicky Butt, he is recovering from a knee injury, are involved as they do some jogging.

Friday, 17 May 2002 - Kieron Dyer flys to Dubai to join the rest of the squad in time to join their nine-hour flight to Korea. He will be assessed on Monday, before Eriksson submits his final 23-man squad to FIFA on Tuesday. Trevor Sinclair will travel to Korea too, incase Dyer does not make a sufficient recovery.

Tuesday, 21 May 2002 - England draw 1-1 with the Korean Republic.

Wednesday, 22 May 2002 - A foot injury to Danny Murphy towards the end of a training session means he will miss the World Cup. He becomes the third member of the squad to break his foot, following Gary Neville and David Beckham. Murphy has broken the second toe of his left foot.  Trevor Sinclair, originally placed on stand-by because of fears for Kieron Dyer's injury, is called up to replace Danny Murphy.  Under-21 captain David Dunn and Alan Smith are placed on stand-by should they be required.

Sunday, 26 May 2002 - Trevor Sinclair arrives in Japan in time to take part in Englands draw with Cameroon. Robbie Fowler's last minute equaliser did ask more questions than it answered. But Eriksson will be relieved that there were no injuries suffered.

Tuesday, 28 May 2002 - David Beckham resumes full training in preperation for the opening match with Sweden on Sunday.

Sunday, 2 June 2002 - England began their World Cup campaign with an unconvincing draw against a Sweden team who dominated the second half and could easily have snatched victory.

England Form: last six games
D W D D D  f 10:a success: 50%
786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1 [1-0]
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
(42,000/48,500)
Kluivert
Vassell
Fr AD
787 27 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 2 [0-0]
Elland Road, Leeds
(36,635)
Fowler
Montella (2 (1 pen))
HL
788 17 April 2002 - England 4 Paraguay 0 [1-0]
Anfield Road, Liverpool
(42,713)
Owen, Murphy, Vassell, Ayala OG HW
789 21 May 2002 - Korea Republic 1 England 1 [0-1]
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
(39,876)
Ji-Sung
Owen
AD
790 26 May 2002 - England 2 Cameroon 2 [1-1]
Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe (36,424)
Vassell, Fowler
Eto'o, Geremi
ND
791 2 June 2002 - England 1 Sweden 1 [1-0]
Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama (62,561)
Campbell
Alexandersson
WCF ND
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