ENGLAND v GHANA
Venue: Wembley
Date: Tuesday 29 March
Kick-off: 2000 BST


Team News

England have called Danny Welbeck into their squad as replacement for Spurs winger Aaron Lennon, who was forced out of the camp after picking up a hamstring injury in training.

Gareth Barry will skipper the side while Andy Carroll, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill are confirmed starters for the Three Lions.

Asamoah Gyan is set to start up-front for the visitors at Wembley, while John Mensah is likely to captain his country tonight.


Experimental England still expects



England boss Fabio Capello expects his Three Lions to find a way past Ghana tonight, despite allowing five key players to leave the squad early.

The British media have been quick to criticise the Italian manager for allowing those involved in Champions League football and who played against Wales to leave, but Capello is keen to keep a good relationship with their club managers.

Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka come into the squad, with Andy Carroll leading the line and Gareth Barry taking the captain's armband.


 

"It will be interesting for the fans to see some players they don't know very well, and it will be interesting for me too," Capello told the press ahead of the match.

"It's really important for the players to understand the spirit of the game, and I hope we see this on the pitch."

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