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BREAKING NEWS: Official England World Cup Squad Announced


By Football Talk.

England manager Fabio Capello has revealed his final 23 man squad for this summers Wold Cup in South Africa. The major surprise has to be the omission of Arsenal winger Theo Walcott who started both recent friendlies against Mexico and Japan and looked a cert to be on the plane, but Manchester City’s Shaun Wright-Phillips has got the nod ahead of him. Other players who failed to make the cut are City’s Adam Johnson, Everton’s Leighton Baines, Sunderland striker Darren Bent, West Ham midfielder Scott Parker, and Tottenham duo Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone.

Official Squad:


David James

Robert Green

Joe Hart


Rio Ferdinand

John Terry

Ledley King

Ashley Cole

Glen Johnston

Jamie Carragher

Stephen Warnock

Matthew Upson


Frank Lampard

Steven Gerrard

Gareth Barry

Aaron Lennon

Shaun Wright-Phillips

Joe Cole

Michael Carrick

James Milner


Wayne Rooney

Jermaine Defoe

Peter Crouch

Emile Heskey

Do you agree with Capello’s squad? Who would you have picked? Please leave your comments below…



  1. Bam

    June 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    King instead of dawson? I’m not too sure about that, based on form n fitness. Pity on bent too, husky has done nothing recently to warrant a place.

  2. Steve

    June 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Carrick’s in yet Walcott out?
    Fantastic, I can’t wait to see us chasing the game and he brings on Carrick to go for the kill.
    What’s the point in taking a player that can’t get in the United side unless it has injuries….

  3. daboy

    June 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    no heskey or carrick or upson the rest are ok

  4. KHGUN

    June 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Not to have Walcott in is suicide, no team can match him on the wing, what the hell is capello on………………………..or is it money talking again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Hamzi

    June 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I think Bent should be in the squad instead of Heskey,bent did well in his club,and i know he is way fitter than heskey so yea,i think he deserves much in England squad,

  6. muqeet

    June 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    shocked ta c walcott out .. wat is heskey , carrick doin in ther .. was sure ther will b surprises frm mr capelo bt dis is shocking .

  7. semilogo

    June 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    what is emiley heskey doing there

  8. RafaTheRed

    June 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    My only surprse is Carrick and How many centre half do we need?

  9. mariniz

    June 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    good selection from Capello !!at last a good coach 4 england.

  10. Veiga

    June 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I’m not surprised by the selection. Michael Carrick has the ability to slow a game down and intercept a passing teams balls e.g. Brazil. He is simply no good at getting forward and is a sideways passing speccialist but he can catch a pass and intercept a ball at crucial times.
    Walcott is pony. it’s not good calling him an impact player and saying that he can help England when chasing a game when his final product into the box is diabolical. He is what Lennon was 2 years ago.
    Heskey got the nod over Bent based on his international experience and ability to work well with Rooney. Bent looks terrible for England and needs a team to play to his strengths to help him succeed. He has looked great this season but just like at Spurs he won’t shine for England.

  11. edmond opuogulaya

    June 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    i think that the squad is perfect.

  12. Ismailuv

    June 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Theo walcott is a gud finisher so u can use him as a joker Theo is inform now why are u droped him.

  13. therumourman

    June 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I have seen the future and believe me its sad Ferdinand bad back Barry bad Ankle King bad Knee Lennon bad groin Rooney bad Ankle Terry bad everything stuck together with super glue one good point his dad wont be going to Jail for selling Coke he has got 100 hours community . Joe Cole long absence Ashley Cole long absence and bad marriage divorce Carrick bad form Warnock out for long injury not tried Shaun wright Phillips 45 mins with ten fresh pairs of legs won is plane ticket on easy jet Gerrard best form of the pitch fighting in bars and trying to save is marriage from the gossips and front pages of the Star Carragher is ten yards slower when he puts the England shirt on the reason will remain in my and his head and was why he quit but there is no champions league for Liverpool form from good to shocking like Liverpools form especially when the rumourman tells tales about Paddy Kenny. Upson leaked loads of goals in his and Greens West ham defense. So you see the future is in safe hands and experience crocks and out of form players Perfect for Capelow to go to Inter milan and the Luxury of fixed Matches . Hard Luck DAWS AND TOM ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY .Lets hope the England bad form and crocks do.

  14. kisekka

    June 2, 2010 at 10:20 am

    For me as an arsenal fun , it will help him to recover his form.And he will be back with abang next season.

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