Team profile: England

The winners in 1966 are a country desperate to add a second star to their jersey. The nation's attention before the tournament was focused on the fitness of Wayne Rooney with fans only pausing briefly to criticize the tactics of departing manager Sven

    FIFA Ranking: 10

    Coach: Sven-Goran Eriksson

    Key players: Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard

    World Cup record: 12th appearance

    Best Finish: Champion 1966

    Last appearance: Quarter finals 2002

    Qualifying route: Won European Group 6

    Key questions: As another team with a massive burden to perform can the departing Eriksson get the best of this “golden generation”?  Will the selection of Theo Walcott be a disaster or a masterstroke?

    Squad:

    Goalkeepers #
    Paul Robinson 1
    David James 13
    Scott Carson 22
    Defenders
    Gary Neville 2
    Ashley Cole 3
    John Terry 5
    Rio Ferdinand 6
    Sol Campbell 12
    Wayne Bridge 14
    Jamie Carragher 15
    Midfielders
    Steven Gerrard 4
    David Beckham 7
    Frank Lampard 8
    Joe Cole 11
    Owen Hargreaves 16
    Jermaine Jenas 17
    Michael Carrick 18
    Aaron Lennon 19
    Stewart Downing 20
    Forwards
    Wayne Rooney 9
    Michael Owen 10
    Peter Crouch 21
    Theo Walcott 23

    Group matches:

    v Paraguay, 13:00 GMT, Saturday 10th June - Frankfurt

    v Trinidad & Tobago, 16:00 GMT, Thursday 15th June - Nuremberg

    v Sweden, 19:00 GMT, Tuesday 20th June - Cologne

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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