The Tottenham keeper was axed by the then England coach Steve McClaren after being number one for the previous three years, with unproven Scott Carson given his competitive debut.
It proved to be a disastrous move with Carson´s blunder gifting Niko Kranjcar the opening goal in Croatia´s 3-2 win which ended England´s hopes of qualifying for the finals in Austria and Switzerland.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms