The consensus is that Fabio Capello will experiment tonight in England’s final World Cup qualifier against Belarus. He has his eye on games coming up in the spring and early summer, when the likes of Rooney and Gerrard should be one tackle away from missing out on South Africa.
Following last week’s picture of Shay Given raising two fingers at news of FIFA’s play off seedings plan, the Republic of Ireland keeper has finally gone public in today’s Daily Telegraph.
Sven-Goran Eriksson will not manage North Korea during the World Cup finals after all. His decision was in no way influenced by the lack of available blondes in the secretive missile-filled wacko state. He watched North Korea in a goalless draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo and clearly had second thoughts.
And Charlie Davis looks likely to miss the World Cup after a car crash in Washington DC claimed the life of another passenger, injured the unidentified driver, and left the US striker with serious injuries.