FIFA World Cup: England Squad Announced – Garragher Resurrected

England manager Fabio Capello has persuaded Liverpool’s veteran defender Jaime Carragher to come out of national team retirement and help England yet again. Ledley King is also back in the squad. None of them have played a part in England’s Word Cup qualification.

Because of injuries in England’s usual defense, Capello has been forced to invite Carragher and King to South Africa. Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand is ready to play for England though, so Carragher isn’t guarenteed any matches.

Capello has also found room for two uncapped players, Manchester City’s Adam Johnson and Tottenham’s talented defender Michael Dawson.

The English squad so far:

Goalkeepers:
Joe Hart, Manchester City
David James, Portsmouth
Robert Green, West Ham

Defense:
Leighton Baines, Everton
Jamie Carragher, Liverpool
Ashley Cole, Chelsea
Michael Dawson, Tottenham
Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United
Glen Johnson, Liverpool
Ledley King, Tottenham
John Terry, Chelsea
Matthew Upson, West Ham
Stephen Warnock, Aston Villa

Midfield:
Gareth Barry, Manchester City
Michael Carrick, Manchester United
Joe Cole, Chelsea
Steven Gerrard, Liverpool
Tom Huddlestone, Tottenham
Adam Johnson, Manchester City
Frank Lampard, Chelsea
Aaron Lennon, Tottenham
James Milner, Aston Villa
Scott Parker, West Ham
Theo Walcott, Arsenal
Shaun Wright-Phillips, Manchester City

Attack:
Darren Bent, Sunderland
Peter Crouch, Tottenham
Jermain Defoe, Tottenham
Emile Heskey, Aston Villa
Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

My prediction: As always when England is playing it can be a boy or a girl, but with England’s group (USA, Algeria, Slovenia) Capello will be fired if they doesn’t qualify for the 1/8 finals.

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