Fabio Capello has confirmed the 22 man squad that will play Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night in the Port of Spain for England’s last game of the season. It is no surprise at all that Capello has only included Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Bridge from the players who played in last Wednesdays Champions League Final and last nights tussle against the USA. England’s participation seems to be a definite play to garner England’s biggest fan Jack Warner’s support for England’s 2018 World Cup bid and that seems to be the main reason behind the strength of the squad flying out.
Now will we see full debuts for Hart or Lewis in goal, Jagielka and Warnock. Joe Lewis’s elevation hasn’t really been discussed but those inside the game have been raving about this guy for a couple of years but it was still a massive suprise to see him called up to full squad. Come August though, will he still be at First Division Peterborough United and in the next England squad to play the Czech Republic.
Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Joe Lewis (Peterborough)
Defenders: Wayne Bridge (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), Stephen Warnock (Blackburn), David Wheater (Middlesbrough), Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham)
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), David Bentley (Blackburn), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Ashley Young (Aston Villa)
Forwards: Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Dean Ashton (West Ham), Peter Crouch (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth).