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Capello to make Green call

13 Jun 2010 - 10:23:28

Fabio Capello will decide whether to stand by Robert Green following his goalkeeping blunder against the United States during training in the build-up to Friday's second Group C game against Algeria.

Green allowed a tame 40th minute shot from Clint Dempsey to cross the line after fumbling the ball as England were held to a 1-1 draw in the opening game of the World Cup.

Capello could turn to veteran David James or rising star Joe Hart for Friday's second game should he decide in training that Green has been affected by his high-profile mistake.

"We have time to decide and to speak with him and I will decide," he said immediately after Saturday's stalemate at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Captain Steven Gerrard had given England a fourth-minute lead but afterwards Capello lamented his side's inability to make more of the chances they created.

"We played a good match and created a lot of chances but the result is not okay for us," he declared.

"We played better than USA but the USA are very good. I saw the spirit of England and the team. They fight every time to win back the ball.

"I am not worried for the next game about their physical condition. We ran better in the second half than the USA. But now we have to look forward for the next game."


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