Capello names his provisional World Cup squad
BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 12 MAY 2010 15:53 SPORT & LEISURECOMMENTS
Preparation for the World Cup has moved up a level now England manager Fabio Capello has named his provisional thirty man squad. And with earlier rumours circulating about the shock inclusion of Paul Scholes or Owen Hargreaves (who has only played 1 minute of top level football in almost two years) the actual squad of thirty was relatively short of surprises, though Ashley Young, Carlton Cole, Gary Neville and Bobby Zamora all missed out despite better than average seasons and the veteran defender Jamie Carragher returns from retirement.
The provisional 30 man England squad for this summer’s World Cup is;
Keepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green
Defenders: Michael Dawson, Ledley King, Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole, Glen Johnson, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock
Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Gareth Barry, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Tom Huddlestone, Aaron Lennon, Adam Johnson, James Milner, Theo Walcott, Shaun Wright-Philips, Scott Parker
Forwards: Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, Darren Bent, Emile Heskey
So that’s the 30 that Signor Capello will be looking at and training with over the next two weeks, then by June 1st he’ll have to submit his final 23. So heartbreak is on the card for 7 of the chosen 30. My money is on Warnock, Upson, Parker, Huddlestone, Walcott, Carrick and Bent missing out, but I’ve been wrong before!
This is not the end of the road for those not selected however, as injuries in the last few friendlies, can open doors at the last minute. One thing’s for certain though the World Cup got a lot closer today and we got a clear insight into how the Capello views his squad.
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