Sven fears for Neville

19 June 2006 05:51
England right-back Gary Neville will definitely miss the Group B finale against Sweden due to a calf problem that could also see him sit out the last 16 tie. Manchester United ace Neville missed the 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago due to the injury, with Liverpool's Jamie Carragher handed a starting spot at right-back. England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson confirmed after training on Monday: "He's out. We hope he will be okay for the next game, but we are not sure about that." Meanwhile, Eriksson still believes that England can be serious contenders for World Cup glory this summer, despite a slow start to the competition. He added: "It's the same as I said before the tournament started that some teams will start slowly and some will start on fire like Argentina. "They have had some very, very good games but the big ones will be there and reach the quarter-finals and semi-finals, I am sure about that. "This is a very open World Cup and four, five or six nations could win it and I sure you will say that England are one of them."

Source: ESA