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Hargreaves set to start

18 Jun 2006 - 13:32:18

Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves is set to make a rare start for England against Sweden on Tuesday.

Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is keen to have Steven Gerrard available for England's last 16 tie at the World Cup and is planning to rest him from the final Group B game to ensure he does not pick up a second yellow card and earn a one-game ban.

The Liverpool star's absence will leave a vacancy in central midfield, with Hargreaves set to step in and play in a holding role behind the more attack-minded Frank Lampard.

Asked if he would start in Cologne, the 25-year-old replied: "It looks that way. Obviously, it would be a great opportunity.

"My last start was two years ago and funnily enough against Sweden as well. It would be a dream come true.

"Any time you receive an opportunity as a footballer it's important to take it. In the past, I think I've done that and that's obviously what I'm looking forward to doing.

"The most important thing is that we get the result we need, whether that means me playing a great game, an average game or whatever."


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