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Nakamura could miss England clash

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by PA27 hits

Former Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura is a major doubt for Japan's friendly with England in Austria on Sunday. The 31-year-old, who now plays for Japanese side Yokohama F Marinos, was replaced midway through the second half of the 2-0 home defeat to South Korea on Monday and was struggling with a sore ankle during training on Friday. "Shunsuke needs a bit more time to get back to his best...Full Story »

Lampard: Capello has restored England belief

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by PA16 hits

Frank Lampard believes England boss Fabio Capello has succeeded in his mission to revive the national team as the World Cup approaches. The failure to qualify for Euro 2008 under Steve McClaren led to Capello's appointment and the Italian has transformed the team's fortunes. Lampard told the Daily Mirror: "We are going into this World Cup with a very good mindset, especially when you compare w...Full Story »

Messi fears England threat

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by PA62 hits

Argentina forward Lionel Messi believes England are among the leading contenders to lift the World Cup in South Africa this summer. Many people's favourites for the tournament are Spain and Brazil, but the 22-year-old puts Fabio Capello's side in the same category. "I think that right now, the strongest sides going into the World Cup are Spain, England and Brazil," he told CNN International. "...Full Story »

New England Revolution Vs New York Red Bulls: Head To Head Preview

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport105 hits

UEFA passed rules designed to curb European clubs’ excessive spending and end an era of so-called “financial doping.” UEFA’s ruling executive agreed on Thursday to set limits on wealthy club owners subsidizing losses incurred by paying high transfer fees and salaries. Europe’s football authority wants clubs to break even by spending only what they earn from footba...Full Story »

England in eighth as Brazil top Fifa rankings ahead of World Cup 2010

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2010 by theguardian.com156 hits

• Five-time world champions retain top spot ahead of Spain• Portugal in third; hosts South Africa are number 83 Brazil will head to the 2010 World Cup as the No1 team, according to the latest Fifa rankings. The five-time world champions retained top spot ahead of the European champions Spain in today's release of the final monthly rankings before the tournament starts on 11 June....Full Story »

Wayne Rooney Rooney to give his all for England

Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by theguardian.com217 hits

• England striker will not hold back in World Cup to protect body• Wayne Rooney picked up stiff neck in Mexico win Wayne Rooney has no intention of holding back at the World Cup, despite his run of injuries. Rooney injured his neck during the latter stages of England's friendly win over Mexico at Wembley, sparking yet more concerns about his wellbeing. It is only a month ago tha...Full Story »

Fabio Capello demanded aggression from England, says Steven Gerrard

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by theguardian.com113 hits

• 'In second half we got in their faces and stopped them playing'• Ledley King admits he struggled with Mexico's movement Steven Gerrard said Fabio Capello demanded more aggression at half-time as his England team secured a 3-1 friendly win over Mexico at Wembley. Mexico were allowed to dominate possession in the first half, although England went in 2-1 ahead at the interval afte...Full Story »

England win but Fabio Capello finds more questions than answers

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by theguardian.com424 hits

England 3 King 17, Crouch 34, Johnson, G 47  Mexico 1 Guillermo Franco 45  It would have been more satisfying if this friendly had conformed to the tradition of irrelevance. There was instead a good deal for England to reflect on after a night when the losers showed more polish. The modest satisfaction for the home team lies in the knowledge that they still imposed their will. The...Full Story »

England ease past Mexico

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by PA19 hits

England marked their final match at Wembley before the World Cup with a flattering 3-1 victory over fellow finalists Mexico. Goals from Ledley King, Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson sealed victory for Fabio Capello's side with Mexico's sole reply coming from Guillermo Franco. But Capello will be wary of the need for his side to tighten up defensively with Robert Green twice denying Carlos Vela wh...Full Story »

International Friendly Preview: England - Mexico

Posted Monday, May 24, 2010 by Goal.com232 hits

Three Lions set for first warm-up match… Kick-off: Monday, May 24, 20:00 BSTWembley Stadium, London England host Mexico at Wembley Stadium on Monday evening with a number of players keen to impress manager Fabio Capello as he looks to name his 23-man squad ahead of the World Cup. The former Real Madrid boss has a number of selection dilemmas for his side’s first warm-up match be...Full Story »

Crouch: Every day is judgement day with England

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA28 hits

Peter Crouch admits the entire England squad are "on trial" on and off the training pitch as they attempt to convince Fabio Capello they should be part of his World Cup squad. Crouch claims the conduct of the players around the team hotel is as important a factor as impressing when in action at England's pre-tournament camp in Austria. The Tottenham striker said: "I've tried to impress and do ...Full Story »

Rooney key to England success - Keegan

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA24 hits

Kevin Keegan believes England will have "no chance" of winning the World Cup if Wayne Rooney suffers a recurrence of the injury problems that affected him towards the end of the domestic season. The former England manager insists Rooney is the one player in Fabio Capello's squad who is indispensable ahead of the finals in South Africa. The Manchester United star was hampered by a groin injury a...Full Story »

Fabio Capello commits future as England boss until 2012

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 by BBC.com21 hits

England manager Fabio Capello has committed himself to the job until after the 2012 European Championship. The Italian has had a clause removed from his contract that could have seen him leave or be ousted after this summer's World Cup in South Africa. Capello took over from Steve McClaren in December 2007 on a £6m-a-year deal until the summer of 2012. "I have a contract with the FA ...Full Story »

Fabio Capello says England not making World Cup final would be failure

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by theguardian.com46 hits

• Fabio Capello took over 'scared' group of players• Italian warns England players to put transfer talks on hold Fabio Capello says that when he took over as England manager he inherited a group of players who were "switched off" and "scared", but believes his remedial work has been so successful that it would be a personal failure if they do not reach the World Cup final. In an ...Full Story »

John Terry fit for Chelsea's Wembley final and England World Cup bid

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by theguardian.com193 hits

Centre-back suffered 'a bit of bruising' in right footWinning Double 'would rank at the very top' John Terry has felt the hot flush of horror before in what has been a tumultuous season, but at Chelsea's training ground on Wednesday, when he lay with pain coursing through the nerves in his right foot, he thought he saw the future flash in front of him. England's World Cup metatarsal curse had...Full Story »

Six questions that must be answered before England's 30 men become 23

Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by The Independent101 hits

Will Gareth Barry be fit in time to prove himself? It will be a close-run thing. The Manchester City midfielder will stay in England when the rest of the party flies out to Austria and has pencilled in a fitness test for 24 May, when England play Mexico at Wembley. If that shows a good rate of recovery, expect Barry to be in the final 23, to be chosen on 1 June – if not, Fabio Capello w...Full Story »

Ledley King to be included in England's provisional 30 for World Cup

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by theguardian.com51 hits

Spurs captain has managed 18 games this seasonDoubts over Gareth Barry's involvement due to ankle sprain Fabio Capello will select Ledley King in his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup finals after the Tottenham Hotspur defender's recent outstanding form convinced the England manager to gamble on his fitness. King, capped 19 times, has not represented his country since appearing agai...Full Story »

New England Revolution Vs Chivas USA

Posted Wednesday, May 05, 2010 by Goal.com35 hits

Can Chivas USA win in a third consecutive away match? On Form New England Revolution, by Allen Ramsey: The back line is on top form and that's a very good thing for the Revs considering that goals are at a premium. Darrius Barnes looks to be back to his best and Corey Gibbs has been solid. Considering that the Revs haven't had much possession all season and have been under constant attack, the...Full Story »

John Terry: I hope to regain England captaincy

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport101 hits

LONDON (AP)—John Terry says he hopes to regain the England captaincy after having lost it in February following newspaper allegations about his private life. Terry had expected to go to this year’s World Cup in South Africa as captain. But England coach Fabio Capello gave the armband to Rio Ferdinand after reports the Chelsea defender had an affair with the former partner of then En...Full Story »

Don´t expect England to win WC, says John Barnes

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2010 by Soccerway.com27 hits

Former England football star John Barnes (pictured in 2009) insists it is unrealistic to expect England to win the 2010 World Cup. The ex-Liverpool left winger said Spain and Brazil are the undisputed favourites to lift the trophy in South Africa this July - and England have no divine right to be considered likely champions. LONDON (AFP) - Former England football star John Barnes insists it is ...Full Story »

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