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Wednesday, 11 February 2009
International Friendly Match

Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
Spain Squad
England Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions squad for the match against Spain  February 2009
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Agbonlahor, Gabriel I. 13 October 1986 22 F Aston Villa FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 27 M Aston Villa FC 17 9 26 1 0 2
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 33 M Milan AC, Italy, on loan from LA Galaxy, USA. 99 8 107 17 59 2
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Bridge, Wayne M. 5 August 1980 28 D Chelsea FC 19 13 32 1 0 1
Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 27 M Manchester United FC 10 5 15 0 0 None
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 28 D Chelsea FC 68 0 68 0 0 10
Cole Okirie, Carlton M.G. 12 November 1983 25 F West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 28 F Portsmouth FC 14 16 30 14 0 3
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 24 M Middlesbrough FC 8 13 21 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 30 D Manchester United FC 66 6 72 2 2 3
Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 29 G West Ham United FC 0 1 1 1 GA 0 None
Hart, C. Joseph J. 19 April 1987 21 G Manchester City FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 31 F Aston Villa FC 31 19 50 5 0 4
Jagielka, Philip N. 17 August 1982 26 D Everton FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
James, David B. 1 August 1970 38 G Portsmouth FC 36 9 45 38 GA 0 4
Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 24 D Portsmouth FC 5 5 10 0 0 2
Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 30 M Chelsea FC 56 10 66 14 0 3
Milner, James P. 4 January 1986 23 M Aston Villa FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 28 D Chelsea FC 47 1 48 5 18 3
Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 28 D West Ham United FC 8 4 12 1 0 None
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 27 M Manchester City FC 11 11 22 4 0 1
Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 23 M Aston Villa FC 0 4 4 0 0 None
Young, Luke P. 19 July 1979 29 D Aston Villa FC 5 2 7 0 0 1

Luke Young withdrew from the squad on 9 February due to a toe injury.

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the sixth of the 2008-09 season, against Germany on 19 November 2008.

Diary

Monday, 13 October 2008 - Contrary to reports, the Football Association are committed to a game against Spain, the current European Champions - which was personally requested by Fabio Capello. Although an official agreement is yet to be reached between the FA and their Spanish counterparts, the fixture is expected to be played on Wednesday, 11 February the only remaining FIFA international date still to be filled. However, the FA want to avoid a return to Madrid in 2004, mindful of the problems England experienced last time when Ashley Cole and Shaun Wright-Phillips were both subjected to racist chanting when England last played in Madrid.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008 - Seville will host the Spain versus England clash. The Football Association had previously objected to their Spanish counterparts' intention to hold the game at Real Madrid's Bernabeu Stadium due to fears of racist abuse.  The game will be held at Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, which has a capacity of 45,500.

Saturday, 7 February 2009 - David Beckham has been named in Fabio Capello's 23-man squad for the friendly against Spain on 11 February.  Beckham has impressed during his loan spell with AC Milan and will now be given the chance to equal Bobby Moore's record of 108 England appearances.  Carlton Cole and James Milner are both named in the squad for the first time.

Wayne Rooney is left out and Emile Heskey, while named in the squad, came off in Saturday's game between Aston Villa and Blackburn and may be a doubt.  Rooney had been expected to miss out with Capello deciding not to risk the striker, who has been out since damaging his hamstring against Wigan in January.  Beckham played for AC Milan in their 1-1 draw at home to Reggina in Italy's Serie A on Saturday, a result which leaves his team eight points behind arch-rivals Inter at the top of the league.  His attempts to equal Moore's outfield caps record have previously been frustrated - he was left out of the squad that beat Germany in Berlin in November - but Capello had hinted the 33-year-old was likely to win a recall.

The inclusion of Cole and Milner comes on the back of excellent performances at club level.  Although he has won 19 caps at under-21 level, Cole has only recently been thought of as a senior international prospect.  The 25-year-old has scored six times in the Hammers' current eight-match unbeaten run, taking his tally for the season to 10. And, with Rooney left out, Cole is expected to play some part against the Euro 2008 winners.

Milner is one of six Villa players in a 23-man squad in which Rio Ferdinand returns.  Ferdinand has not partnered skipper John Terry in central defence since the famous win over Croatia in September.  Ashley Cole is also back for the first time since the World Cup qualifying win over Kazakhstan in October, while Joe Hart retains his place among a three-man group of goalkeepers despite losing his Manchester City spot to Shay Given.

Monday, 9 February 2009 - Luke Young has left the England squad and returned to Aston Villa due to a toe injury.  Shaun Wright-Phillips and Emile Heskey did not train this morning but both will travel with England to Seville and are expected to be involved in training on tomorrow.

England Form: last six games
D W W W W W   f 18:a success: 92%
865 20 August 2008 - England 2 Czech Republic 2 [1-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (69,738)
Brown, J.Cole
Baroš (A Cole OG), Jankulovski
Fr HD
866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2 [0-0]
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona (10,300)
J.Cole (2) WCP AW
867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4 [0-1]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb (35,218)
Mandzukić
Walcott (3), Rooney
AW
Kovač
868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (89,107)
Ferdinand, Kuchma OG, Rooney (2), Defoe
Kukeev
HW
869 15 October 2008 - Belarus 1 England 3 [1-1]
Dinamo Stadion, Lyeninski, Minsk (29,600)
Sitko
Gerrard, Rooney
(2)
AW
870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2 [0-1]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin (74,244)
Helme
Upson, Terry
Fr AW
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