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World Cup 2010 Finals Round of Sixteen, Match Three

Germany 4 England 1 [2-1]

Match Summary
Germany Squad
England Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions World Cup Finals Squad pre-Germany  June 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
14. Barry, Gareth 23 February 1981 29 M Manchester City FC 29 9 38 2 0 4
18. Carragher, James L.D. 28 January 1978 32 D Liverpool FC 17 21 38 0 0 6
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 81 0 81 0 0 10
11. Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 29 M Chelsea FC 31 24 55 10 0 4
9. Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 29 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 22 40 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 14 28 42 12 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 80 3 83 17 11 9
12. Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 30 G West Ham United FC 9 2 11 9 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 40 21 61 7 0 4
1. James, David B. 1 August 1970 39 G Portsmouth FC 42 10 52 42 GA 0 4
2. Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 25 D Liverpool FC 20 5 25 1 0 4
20. King, Ledley B. 12 October 1980 29 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 9 21 2 0 None
8. Lampard, Frank J. 20 June 1978 31 M Chelsea FC 70 11 81 20 0 3
7. Lennon, Aaron J. 16 April 1987 23 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 9 19 0 0 None
16. Milner, James P. 4 January 1986 24 M Aston Villa FC 4 6 10 0 0 1
10. Rooney, Wayne M. 24 October 1985 24 F Manchester United FC 59 4 63 25 1 1
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6. Terry, John G. 7 December 1980 29 D Chelsea FC 62 1 63 6 28 4
15. Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 31 D West Ham United FC 15 5 20 1 0 None
13. Warnock, Stephen 12 December 1981 28 D Aston Villa FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
17. Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 28 M Manchester City FC 15 18 33 6 0 1

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the twelfth of the 2009-10 season, against Slovenia on 23 June 2010.

Diary

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." 

Sunday, 13 June 2010 - Ledley King looks set to miss England's next Group C World Cup game against Algeria on Friday after suffering a groin strain against the United States.  The Tottenham defender was replaced at half-time during the 1-1 draw with the US in Rustenburg on Saturday.  "He has an abductor tear," said Fabio Capello. "He'll probably be ready for the game after Algeria."

Monday, 14 June 2010 - Ledley King is expected to be out for three weeks because of the groin strain he suffered against the United States.  That would rule the Tottenham defender out of England's remaining group matches and a potential last 16 clash.  However, England still hope he will play some part in the tournament and he will not be flown home early.  King underwent a scan on Sunday, which revealed that his injury was a "groin muscle strain".  The Football Association then forwarded the scan on to Spurs for a second opinion.

Friday, 18 June 2010 - During a drab scoreless draw against Algeria, Jamie Carragher picked up his second booking of the tournament.  He is suspended for the final group match against Slovenia.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 - A solitary Jermain Defoe goal was enough to see England progress into the Second Phase of the World Cup, beating Slovenia.  It was until the evening game that England found out who their opponents were, when a German victory over Ghana, ensured they topped Group D.

Saturday, 26 June 2010 - Ledley King could be in line to make a dramatic return to the England line-up after recovering from a groin injury.  Fabio Capello has to decide whether to stick with Matthew Upson at centre back or restore King or Jamie Carragher to the starting line-up. Wayne Rooney has recovered from the ankle knock he sustained against Slovenia.

England Form: last six games
W W W D D W  f 10:a success: 83%
882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (80,602)
Crouch (2), Wright-Phillips
Zidan
Fr 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
885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1 [1-1]
Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenberg (38,646)
Gerrard
Dempsey
WCF ND
886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0 [0-0]
Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
(64,100)
  ND
887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1 [0-1]
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth (36,893)
Defoe NW
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