Decision time for Capello

01 June 2010 07:15
England coach Fabio Capello will reveal his final 23-man World Cup squad later on Tuesday. Capello must trim his provisional 30-man squad down to a final party who will travel to South Africa on Wednesday. England have beaten Mexico 3-1 and Japan 2-1 in their two warm-up games, but there are still a number of question marks hanging over the Italian's selection. The main concern surrounds the fitness of Gareth Barry after the Manchester City midfielder missed the recent training camp in Austria with an ankle injury. Barry will undergo a fitness test on Tuesday morning before Capello decides whether to include him in his final squad. "I hope he will be fit," said Capello. "We'll wait for the doctors and after that we'll decide." Capello opted to run the rule over a number of fringe members of his squad against Japan in Graz on Sunday. The result was a disjointed performance and one that has left the likes of Theo Walcott, Tom Huddlestone, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Darren Bent, Joe Cole, Emile Heskey, Glen Johnson and Leighton Baines all uncertain of their places. Reports claim that Manchester United's Michael Carrick, Scott Parker of West Ham and Tottenham defender Michael Dawson will definitely miss out. "It was an interesting game for me. I saw a lot of players who didn't play before and learnt more about them," added Capello.

Source: ESA

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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