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826 Squad vs. Azerbaijan

Saturday, 26 March 2005
World Cup 2006 UEFA Group 6 qualification match

England 4 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the matches against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan  March 2005.
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 29 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 75 3 78 15 42 1
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Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 25 D Manchester United FC 4 4 8 0 0 None
Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 27 D Liverpool FC 5 12 17 0 0 1
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 24 D Arsenal FC 37 0 37 0 0 4
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 23 M Chelsea FC 2 17 19 2 0 None
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 22 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 5 8 1 0 None
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 20 M Middlesbrough FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Dyer, Kieron C. 29 December 1978 27 M Newcastle United FC 7 19 26 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 26 D Manchester United FC 31 5 36 0 0 1
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 24 M Liverpool FC 31 1 32 5 1 4
Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 25 G Norwich City FC 0 0 0 0 GA 0 None
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981 24 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 7 18 25 0 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 27 F Birmingham City FC 26 19 43 5 0 3
James, David B. 1 August 1970 34 G Manchester City FC 24 6 30 25 GA 0 3
Jenas, Jermaine A. 18 February 1983 22 M Newcastle United FC 1 9 10 0 0 None
Johnson, Andrew 10 February 1981 24 F Crystal Palace FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Andrew Johnson withdrew from the squad on 22 March due to an ankle injury.
King, Ledley B. 12 October 1980 24 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 6 11 0 0 None
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 26 M Chelsea FC 22 8 30 7 0 1
Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 30 D Manchester United FC 69 5 74 0 0 5
Neville, Philip J. 21 January 1977 28 D Manchester United FC 31 19 50 0 0 2
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 25 F Real Madrid CF, Spain 57 10 67 27 6 3
Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 25 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 4 10 6 GA 0 None
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 19 F Manchester United FC 18 3 21 9 0 3
Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 24 D Chelsea FC 14 1 15 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the seventh of the 2004-05 season, against Netherlands on 9 February 2005.

Diary

Friday, 5 December 2003 - England were placed in a half-British group for qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, which took place in Frankfurt this evening and will involve the Three Lions playing home-and-away fixtures with five other nations in total, beginning two months after the conclusion of Euro 2004. The other countries are Northern Ireland, Wales, Poland, Austria and Azerbaijan.

Tuesday, 13 January 2004 - Austria will provide the first opponents for England as they begin the journey to the World Cup Finals in Germany in 2006. England are in a group alongside Wales and Northern Ireland as well as Austria, Poland and Azerbaijan.

Sunday, 20 March 2005 - England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has named his 24-man squad for the two forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan. Included in the squad are five Manchester United players and Birmingham City striker Emile Heskey.  Stewart Downing and Andy Johnson, who both won their first cap against Netherlands in England's last match, are retained.

Tuesday, 22 March 2005 - Kieron Dyer and Andrew Johnson were absent from England's training session on Tuesday as both players recover from foot injuries.   Dyer is expected to train on Wednesday but Johnson will be reassessed by the England medical squad to ascertain whether he can join in on Thursday.  David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Stewart Downing, Jamie Carragher and Emile Heskey also missed Tuesday's session.  They were in action for their clubs on Sunday but will train on Wednesday.
Andrew Johnson was subsequently withdrawn from the squad because of his ankle injury and David Beckham was passed fit following a scan on his back injury.  Kieron Dyer may yet be pulled out of the squad.

Wednesday, 23 March 2005 - David Beckham gave England hopes a boost in the build-up to Saturday's game when he returned to training on Wednesday.  He missed training on Tuesday while he had a scan on a back injury but it turned out to be nothing serious.  Kieron Dyer also trained after missing out on Tuesday with a foot injury.  Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, Emile Heskey and Stewart Downing were also involved after being rested on Tuesday.  The positive verdicts on Beckham and Dyer will give England a lift after Crystal Palace striker Andrew Johnson was forced to pull out of the squad with an ankle injury.  Eriksson is unlikely to call up a replacement for Johnson despite leaving Manchester United's Alan Smith out of his original squad.

Thursday, 24 March 2005 - England reported a clean bill of health for their penultimate training session ahead of Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland.  Jermaine Jenas returned to action after being excused Wednesday's session to attend a family funeral.  David Beckham and Kieron Dyer showed no ill effects following their return to training on Wednesday after being rested earlier in the week.  Ashley Cole, who has been charged by the Premier League, also figured.

England Form: last six games
D W W W L D  f 7:a success: 67%
819 4 September 2004 - Austria 2 England 2 [0-1]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (48,500)
Kollmann, Ivanschitz
Lampard, Gerrard
WCP AD
820 8 September 2004 - Poland 1 England 2 [0-1]
Stadion Slaski, Katowicka, Chorzów (38,000)
Żurawski
Defoe,
Głowacki OG (Owen)
AW
821 9 October 2004 - England 2 Wales 0 [1-0]
Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester (65,224)
Lampard, Beckham HW
822 13 October 2004 - Azerbaijan 0 England 1 [0-1]
Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku (15,000)
Owen AW
823 17 November 2004 - Spain 1 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (48,000)
del Horno Fr AL
824 9 February 2005 - England 0 Netherlands 0 [0-0]
Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham (40,705)
   HD
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