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Wednesday, 26 March 2008
International Friendly Match

France 1 England 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
France Squad
England Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the match against France  March 2008
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Agbonlahor, Gabriel I. 13 October 1986 21 F Aston Villa FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

Gabriel Agbonlahor was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 27 M Aston Villa FC 9 8 17 0 0 1
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 32 M LA Galaxy, USA 95 4 99 17 58 2
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Bentley, David M. 27 August 1984 23 M Blackburn Rovers FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 16 12 28 1 0 1
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 28 D Manchester United FC 8 7 15 0 0 1
Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 22 G Aston Villa FC, on loan from Liverpool FC 2 0 2 3 GA 0 None
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 62 0 62 0 0 10
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 26 M Chelsea FC 29 19 48 7 0 4
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 27 F Liverpool FC 14 11 25 14 0 3
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 25 F Portsmouth FC 7 19 26 3 0 None

Jermain Defoe was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 23 M Middlesbrough FC 5 11 16 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 29 D Manchester United FC 59 6 65 1 0 3
Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 27 M Liverpool FC 62 2 64 12 7 7
Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 28 G West Ham United FC 0 1 1 1 GA 0 None

Robert Green was called into the final 23-man squad on 23 March as a replacement for Chris Kirkland.

Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981 27 M Manchester United FC 15 25 40 0 0 3
James, David B. 1 August 1970 37 G Portsmouth FC 27 9 36 32 GA 0 3
Jenas, Jermaine A. 18 February 1983 25 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 14 18 1 0 None

Jermaine Jenas was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 23 D Portsmouth FC 2 3 5 0 0 2
Kirkland, Christopher E. 2 May 1981 26 G Wigan Athletic FC 0 1 1 0 GA 0 None

Chris Kirkland was ruled out of the final squad due to a match-playing injury.

Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 29 M Chelsea FC 50 10 60 14 0 3
Lescott, Joleon P. 16 August 1982 25 D Everton FC 3 1 4 0 0 None
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 28 F Newcastle United FC 77 11 88 40 8 4
Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 22 F Manchester United FC 37 4 41 14 0 1
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Robinson, Paul W. 15 October 1979 28 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 37 4 41 22 GA 0 1

Paul Robinson was called into the final 23-man squad on 22 March as a replacement for Scott Carson.

Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 27 D Chelsea FC 41 1 42 3 13 3
Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 28 D West Ham United FC 5 3 8 0 0 None

Matthew Upson was ruled out of the final squad due to a match-playing injury.

Walcott, Theo J. 16 March 1989 19 M/F Arsenal FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Wheater, David J.P. 14 February 1987 21 D Middlesbrough FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

David Wheater was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Woodgate, Jonathan S. 22 January 1980 28 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 1 6 0 0 None
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 26 M Chelsea FC 10 9 19 4 0 None

Shaun Wright-Phillips was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 22 M Aston Villa FC 0 2 2 0 0 None

Ashley Young was dropped from the final 23-man squad.

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the eighth of the 2007-08 season, against Switzerland on 6 February 2008.

Diary

Thursday, 17 October 2007 - Steve McClaren's England will travel to Paris to play France in a friendly on 26 March 2008. Both countries will hope the game acts as a warm-up for the Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland next summer. However, the Stade de France contest may not go ahead if the two countries are drawn together in the same group for the European Championship.

Thursday, 20 March 2008 - David Beckham has been recalled to the England squad for the friendly with France in Paris on 26 March.  The LA Galaxy midfielder, 32, who has 99 caps, is in a provisional 30-man squad named by Fabio Capello.  Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, 19, has been called up for the first time since the 2006 World Cup finals.  Middlesbrough defender David Wheater, Portsmouth's Jermain Defoe and Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor are also included.

But Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick and his club-mate, goalkeeper Ben Foster, miss out along with Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, who has also been left out of the Under-21 squad.

Saturday, 22 March 2008 - Fabio Capello has dropped Tottenham's Jermaine Jenas after reducing his squad from 30 to 23 ahead of Wednesday's friendly in France.  Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ashley Young, Shaun Wright-Phillips, David Wheater and Jermain Defoe are also out, while Scott Carson and Matthew Upson are injured.  Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson comes in to replace Carson.

Sunday, 23 March 2008 - West Ham United goalkeeper Robert Green has been called into the England squad after Wigan's Chris Kirkland was ruled out.   Kirkland picked up a back injury during Wigan's Premier League defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

England Form: last six games
W W L W Lf 12:a success: 67%
856 12 September 2007 - England 3 Russia 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,106)
Owen (2), Ferdinand ECP HW
857 13 October 2007 - England 3 Estonia 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,655)
Wright-Phillips, Rooney, Rähn OG HW
858 17 October 2007 - Russia 2 England 1 [0-1]
Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva (84,700)
Pavlyuchenko (2 (1 pen))
Rooney
AL
859 16 November 2007 - Austria 0 England 1 [0-1]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (39,432)
Crouch Fr AW
860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3 [0-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (88,091)
Lampard (pen), Crouch
Kranjčar, Olić, Petrić
ECP HL
861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,857)
Jenas, Wright-Phillips
Derdiyok
Fr HW
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