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World Cup Qualifer: England vs. Croatia

In Football, World Cup 2010 on September 6, 2009 at 21:53

By Joe, www.Bettingexpert.com

Rooney and co. is looking forward to secure their spot in next year's World Cup tournament in South Africa.

Rooney and co. is looking forward to secure their spot in next year's World Cup tournament in South Africa.

England could start booking their hotel for next summer in South Africa once they have beat Croatia this Wednesday evening. A win here for the three lions will extend their undefeated run in Group 6 to 8 wins out of 8 games played. Croatia will be putting up a fight to give themselves some hope in gaining the automatic qualifying spot for the World Cup. They must win to keep their hopes alive.

Coach Fabio Capello has an impeccable status in current World Cup campaign. He has guided the team to a 7 wins out of 7 matches played and looks to continue against Croatia in Wembley. He will have the same 24-man squad available to him that beat Slovenia in an unimpressed 2-1 win last weekend. He will have John Terry return  back to the starting lineup after receiving a knock during training. The Italian maestro gave goal keeper  Rob Green a rare outing between the sticks but David James look to return against Croatia. Jermain Defoe is giving Capello a selection dilemma as he continues his goal scoring form against Slovenia, although Emile Heskey is preferred to start.

Two years ago Croatia ended England’s road to the European Championship 2008, they could repeat this feature if they were to win again at Wembley. Croatia beat Belarus 1-0 in the World Cup qualifier match and that will take them into  2nd place in the group with 8 games played and 17 points. Coach Slaven Bilic must thank goal keeper Vedran Runje for pulling out some great saves during the game. Bilic will be without veteran Vedran Corluka, as he was sent off against Belarus, and Luka Modric. Croatia will have to dig deeper if they want a win at Wembley this time round.

Both teams won their respectful matches last weekend. This should be an interesting match and the top 2 teams in group five. Last time they met in Zagreb, England brushed Croatia aside with a 4-1 win so it will be interesting to see what Croatia will come up with. England are favorites and check out Betsson as they are offering 1.62 for a home win.

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England vs. Slovenia

In Football, International Friendly on September 3, 2009 at 09:33

By Joe, www.Bettingexpert.com

The partnership between Capello and Rooney have been flourishing and Slovenia could be the next victim.

The partnership between Capello and Rooney have been flourishing and Slovenia could be the next victim.

Slovenia will travel to Wembley to face England in a friendly game before their World Cup qualification ties next Wednesday. England needs this game to test a few players out before their crucial World Cup match against Croatia. Fabio Capello is eager to see some of his drafted players to put on a good show at Wembley and David Beckham could get a rare start.

Coach Fabio Capello named his 24-man squad for the games against Slovenia and Croatia last week. He gave call ups to goal keeper Ben Foster, Aaron Lennon, West Brown and Peter Crouch while there is no Michael Owen in the squad. Capello could be resting Wes Brown, John Terry and goal keeper Paul Robinson as they suffered knocks during training. Therefore, the Italian has drafted Bolton’s Gary Cahill as cover for the central defender role. England will have either Carlton Cole or Jermain Defoe partnering up with Wayne Rooney leading the attack.

Slovenia will provide England a stern test. They have played 7 games in their World Cup qualifier group stage and won 3 games, lost 2 and drawn 2. They sit firmly third in the group with 11 points and a chance to make it to the World Cup. The Slovenia team will bring around 3,000 fans to London and hopefully creating a friendly atmosphere.

England will be taking this game lightly as they will want their squad to be fully fit for Wednesday’s game against Croatia. Capello will make 6 changes during the game so expect a few adjustments along the way. In this case, Slovenia could benefit from England tactical changes and a draw on the night can’t be ruled out. Check Betsson as they are offering 6.10 for a draw.

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