Crouch coy on England commitment

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Peter Crouch remains committed to England despite starting only one international during the past 13 months, it is understood.

Tottenham striker Crouch was reported to be ready to walk away from England while Fabio Capello remained as head coach after not being named among the substitutes for Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland.

But sources close to the player indicate Crouch will continue to make himself available for his country.

He is expected to confirm this at a function for one of England's sponsors on Tuesday.

Crouch has been a consistent goalscorer for his country, with 22 in 42 internationals. But the Tottenham player has not found favour with Capello.


His only start since May 2010 was in the Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro at Wembley in October - and he was taken off and replaced by Kevin Davies in a match which finished goalless.

Since then Crouch has been restricted to a substitute appearance in the November friendly against France.

The 30-year-old has not featured in the last three games against Wales, Ghana and now the Swiss.

But he has made it clear he will still report for duty despite his frustration at being on the periphery of Capello's plans.

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