Fabio Capello announced the
Four out of the five players: David James John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole- who were not considered for the
The inclusion of Tom Huddlestone in the starting line up has come as a surprise as there were many who thought Capello would like to give a chance to West Ham’s Scott Parker who was not even used in the
As expectedly, Gareth Barry remains out for the
The coach is now searching for a quality back up for Barry. After Carrick’s unimpressive show against
Capello has revealed that he already knows the 20 out of his final 23 and it seems the holding midfield is one of those few areas is yet to decide.
Another area Capello would have to decide is Rooney’s partner in attack. Rooney may play the deeper role with a forward up front or vice versa. The coach named Darren Bent in the first eleven alongside Rooney. Both the defenders were the top two English goal scorers in Premier league this season.
David James would be given the role in goal. Glen Johnson, Ferdinand, Terry and Ashley Cole make up England’s back four for the Japan game, and thus, giving a look of England’s first choice defense line up.
Interestingly, Aaron Lennon would be deployed on the left wing, though the Spurs man generally plays on the right wing, while Walcott will start on the left wing.
Lampard would play the creative role in the midfielder. Surprisingly Stephen Warnock has been included among the substitutes, even though he was uncertain for the game with his ankle injury.
Here are the first eleven and substitute line ups announced for the
David James, Glen Johnson, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Theo Walcott, Tom Huddlestone, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, Wayne Rooney, Darren Bent.
Joe Cole, Michael Dawson, Matthew Upson, Scott Parker, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stephen Warnock, Emile Heskey