England World Cup Squad for South Africa

England World Cup Squad

Fabio Capello has named his 23 man England squad who will be heading to the World Cup in South Africa on Wednesday.

England 23 Man Squad for South Africa


Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green


Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand (Captain), Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock


Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Shaun Wright-Phillips


Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney

England Squad Plans

June 2nd Ĺ› England 23 man squad fly to South Africa base in Rustenburg
June 12th Ĺ› England Vs USA, World Cup Group C (kick off 7:30pm)
June 18th Ĺ› England Vs Algeria, World Cup Group C (kick off 7:30pm)
June 23rd England Vs Slovenia, World Cup Group C (kick off 3:00pm)

Has Fabio got it right? Let us know win the comments section below…

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  1. says: Mo

    No Walcott? How can Lennon be picked over Walcott, mystifies me.

    Also I would have picked S Parker in case Barry doesn’t recover from his injury.

  2. says: Pratyush Patodia

    Extremely surprised at the exclusion of Darren Bent.The error might come back to haunt England and Fabio Capello, who might find themselves out of attacking options and varieties some time through the tournament.Darren Bent would be useful at that juncture.

  3. says: misterbroom12

    Love this selection by Capello. Everyone I didn’t want to see against the USA was excluded. Thank you Fabio.

  4. says: Sam Crawford

    Bent, Parker, Dawson in

    Heskey, Carrick, Upson out

    Capelo said he would pick players on form, not reputation.

    He has gone back on his word.

    I used to like him, but now I think he’s just an Italian version of Sven.

    Grow a pair, Fabio!

  5. says: ricardo7

    It really doesn’t matter, the USA will crush England because England has very little chemistry. Plus Theo Walcott being left out was a big mistake. The US will be at the top of the group and Slovenia will probably beat out England for second.

  6. says: HeyJord

    @ mo
    Theo Walcott is the most over-rated player in world football, never seen a player who has so much but delivers so little in my life! Lennon on the other hand, before his injury was the best winger in England this season!
    walcott is just blagging a living

  7. says: markymark

    Walcott better than lennon?? gimmie a break! Walcott’s good, yeah, but he’s all pace. he gets stood up by the defenders and doesnt know if he should play an early ball, run at them, or look for a cross. Lennon is quick and is straight to the byline, taking out the left-back and drawing a center back. Walcott doesnt do this enough yet. he needs end product, then he’ll be better.

    Johnson shouldve gone. he’s direct, he runs at players, could play either side… but yknow what, i’d have had ashley young there for that, and he’s not even in the 30…

  8. says: Dan3HitU

    Very shocked at Baines been left out.
    If Cole gets injured we have no natural left-back, sure Carragher is vesitile enough to play there but I still think Baines should have been picked.
    No Walcott, I’d of picked him simply for his pace, you have to have the fastest player in the Premier League in your squad especially instead of Wright-Phillips.
    As for the Striker choice, Heskey over Bent, bad choice.

  9. says: raka gemma

    i think ashley yound should get on the team. he played very well this season with aston villa compared with aaron lennon/ SWP.

  10. says: Kingofsoccer

    I think that agbonlahor definetly should be on this squad him and rooney would make a good team. As well I think bent should be selected, because of his great form and over 20 goals this season.

  11. says: T

    Ashley Young and Theo Walcott would’ve been good additions for sure but SWP and Lennon should be able to do the job just fine.

    Heskey is a questionable decision though. I don’t know that Bent is the answer either. Forwards for England other than Rooney are a little questionable. But good squad. Should do well in the World Cup

  12. says: Blah

    USA won’t be at the top of the group, they will be at the bottom. They don’t love football, they love their sport that they call football. (but hey i thought football meant you use your feet, but Americans call football using your hands, I must be wrong)

  13. says: preds7

    So misterbroom12 I guess you don’t mind playing against Rooney or Gerrard or Lampard?
    If you don’t mind about them then I don’t think Walcott would make a big difference!

  14. says: ctr360

    @ricardo7 : usa comin out top of the group???……BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…oohh…damn ur too funny..or maybe ur simply flat out CRAZY….usa have no team..no history..nothin whatsoever…i mean seriously..how many people in the world can name one player in the usa squad other than donovan….compared to the ones who know about england..id say very few.

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