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James unhappy to miss out

14 Jun 2010 - 08:28:25

Veteran goalkeeper David James is understood to be unhappy with Fabio Capello after the Italian left him out of England's starting eleven for Saturday's 1-1 draw against the USA.

Capello opted to start with Robert Green rather than the Portsmouth shot-stopper but he then made a disastrous error that allowed Clint Dempsey to grab the USA's equaliser after Steven Gerrard had fired England into an early lead.

The England management believe James is still struggling with a minor knee complaint although the player disagrees with that opinion and says he is 100 per cent fit.

James was left out of England's final warm-up match against the Platinum Stars last Monday when Green and Joe Hart played for 45 minutes each.

Capello will have to decide whether to persevere with the hapless Green in Friday's game against Algeria or start with James or Hart.

He said: "We have to wait to decide on Green. We will think about this problem psychologically.

"The USA played well, but Green's mistake and his save in the second half were their only chances."


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