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World Cup 2010 Finals First Phase Group C, Match One

England 1 USA 1 [1-1]

Match Summary
England Squad
USA Squad

Team Records
   
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The Three Lions World Cup Finals Squad pre-USA  June 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
14. Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 29 M Manchester City FC 27 9 36 2 0 4
18. Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 32 D Liverpool FC 16 20 36 0 0 4
22. Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 28 M Manchester United FC 13 9 22 0 0 None
3. Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 29 D Chelsea FC 78 0 78 0 0 10
11. Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 29 M Chelsea FC 31 23 54 10 0 4
9. Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 29 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 20 38 21 0 3
5. Dawson, Michael R. 18 November 1983 26 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Michael Dawson, after being dropped from the original 30-man squad, was called up to replace Rio Ferdinand on 4 June.
19. Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 27 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 13 27 40 11 0 None
5. Ferdinand, Rio G. 7 November 1978 31 D Manchester United FC 72 6 78 2 5 3

Rio Ferdinand was ruled out of the World Cup on 4 June following England's first training session in South Africa.  He suffered Knee Ligament injury.

4. Gerrard, Steven G. 30 May 1980 30 M Liverpool FC 77 3 80 16 8 8
12. Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 30 G West Ham United FC 8 2 10 8 GA 0 1
23. Hart, C. Joseph J. 19 April 1987 23 G Birmingham City FC 0 3 3 0 GA 0 None
21. Heskey, Emile W.I. 11 January 1978 32 F Aston Villa FC 38 20 58 7 0 4
1. James, David B. 1 August 1970 39 G Portsmouth FC 40 10 50 42 GA 0 4
2. Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 25 D Liverpool FC 17 5 22 1 0 3
20. King, Ledley B. 12 October 1980 29 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 11 9 20 2 0 None
8. Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 31 M Chelsea FC 67 11 78 20 0 3
7. Lennon, Aaron J. 16 April 1987 23 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 9 17 0 0 None
16. Milner, James P. 4 January 1986 24 M Aston Villa FC 2 6 8 0 0 None
10. Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 24 F Manchester United FC 56 4 60 25 1 1
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6. Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 29 D Chelsea FC 59 1 60 6 28 4
15. Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 31 D West Ham United FC 14 5 19 1 0 None
13. Warnock, Stephen 12 December 1981 28 D Aston Villa FC 0 0 1 0 0 None
17. Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 28 M Manchester City FC 15 16 31 6 0 1

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the ninth of the 2009-10 season, against Japan on 30 May 2010.

Diary

Friday, 4 December 2009 - England have been drawn to face the United States, Algeria and Slovenia in the group stage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Fabio Capello's men will play the United States in Rustenburg on 12 June, Algeria in Cape Town on 18 June and Slovenia in Port Elizabeth on 23 June.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010 - Fabio Capello has made several surprise selections in his preliminary 30-man World Cup squad.

Uncapped duo Adam Johnson and Michael Dawson both feature along with Tom Huddlestone.  Jamie Carragher comes out of international retirement, while fellow defender Ledley King and the injured Gareth Barry have also been picked.  Stephen Warnock, Scott Parker and Darren Bent are chosen, with the final 23-man squad to be announced by 1 June.

Under Fifa regulations, Capello is permitted to bring players into his 23-man squad who were not included in the preliminary party.  But that would be an unusual move, meaning the final party he takes to this summer's finals in South Africa is likely to come from the one he has already named.  Capello revealed he tried to persuade Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes to come out of international retirement, but failed.  "We tried to convince him to return but he said no, he'd prefer to stay with his family."

Capello has included 23-year-old Joe Hart among his three goalkeepers after the Manchester City player enjoyed an outstanding season on loan at Birmingham.  Like Hart, left-backs Leighton Baines and Steven Warnock have one senior cap to their names and are graduates of the England Under-21 side.

But for cover at right-back and central defence, Capello has opted for experience with the return of versatile Liverpool defender Carragher, who appeared at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup before retiring in the summer of 2007.

With doubts over the fitness of Rio Ferdinand, and Wes Brown and Joleon Lescott ruled out through injury, Capello and assistant Franco Baldini managed to persuade Carragher into reversing his decision.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010 - Fabio Capello culled seven players from his squad.  Theo Walcott, Leighton Baines, Darren Bent, Adam Johnson, Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker and Michael Dawson.

Friday, 4 June 2010 - Rio Ferdinand will miss the World Cup after suffering a knee injury in the team's first training session in South Africa.  The 31-year-old has been ruled out for up to six weeks with ligament damage to his left knee.  Tottenham centre-back Michael Dawson is to fly out later on Friday as the replacement for Ferdinand.  Steven Gerrard will now take over from the Manchester United defender as England captain for the tournament.  "It is obviously bad news and everyone with the squad is very disappointed and sorry for Rio," said England manager Fabio Capello.  "It was an accidental injury in training, but had nothing to do with the pitch."  Ferdinand was sent to a local hospital for a scan after suffering the injury late on in training in a challenge with striker Emile Heskey, described by Capello as "a normal tackle".

Monday, 7 June 2010 - Gareth Barry has confirmed he will miss England's opening World Cup match against the United States on Saturday.  He has recovered quicker than expected from an ankle injury, sustained while playing for Manchester City in May, and begins full training on Tuesday.  But manager Fabio Capello had already said the midfielder, who was given a 13 June deadline to return to full training, was unlikely to feature.  And Barry confirmed: "I've been told I'm not playing to give me more time." 

England Form: last six games
L W L W W W  f 11:a success: 67%
879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Kirovs'kyi, Dnepropetrovsk (31,000)
Nazarenko WCP AL
Green
880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (76,897)
Crouch (2), Wright-Phillips HW
881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
Khalifi International Stadium, Doha, Qatar (50,000)
Nilmar Fr NL
882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (80,602)
Crouch (2), Wright-Phillips
Zidan
HW
883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1 [2-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (88,638)
King, Crouch, G.Johnson
Franco
HW
884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2 [1-0]
UPC-Arena, Liebenau, Graz, Styria, Austria (15,326)
Tanaka
Tanaka OG, Nakazawa OG
NW
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