England World Cup 2010 Squad Numbers Announced: Who Would Be Your Starting XI?

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Englands coach Capello gesture during their international friendly soccer match against Japan in Graz

England boss Fabio Capello has revealed his World Cup squad numbers, with Portsmouth goalkeeper David James gaining the No.1 shirt.

There has been much speculation as to who will start between the posts for England’s World Cup opener against the United States on 12th June.

James has been vying with West Ham shot-stopper Rob Green for the role, while Joe Harthas enjoyed a great season on-loan with Birmingham to put himself in the frame.

But Capello may be about to trust in experience by handing veteran James the No.1 jersey, with Green given the No.12 shirt and Hart No.23.

Across the back four, there are few surprises with Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson given the No.2 jersey, centre-halves Rio Ferdinandand John Terry in at 5 and 6 respectively, while left-back Ashley Cole is No.3.

In midfield, Spurs right winger Aaron Lennon has received the famous No.7 shirt, while on the left wing, Joe Cole is No.11, with the midfield partnership of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard No.4 and No.8 respectively.

Up front, first choice striker Wayne Rooney is No.10 and Capello has hinted Peter Crouch could be his starting partner against the Americans by handing the beanpole striker the No.9 shirt.

England squad numbers

Goalkeepers: 1 D James, 12 R Green, 23 J Hart.

Defenders: 2 G Johnson, 3 A Cole, 5 R Ferdinand, 6 J Terry, 13 S Warnock, 15 M Upson, 18 J Carragher, 20 L King.

Midfielders: 4 S Gerrard, 7 A Lennon, 8 F Lampard, 11 J Cole, 14 G Barry, 16 J Milner, 17 S Wright-Phillips, 22 M Carrick.

Forwards: 9 P Crouch, 10 W Rooney, 19 J Defoe, 21 E Heskey. (Sky Sports)

So there you have it. David James looks like being first choice keeper and Aaron Lennon may get the nod as well. Now is your chance to name the eleven you wish to see Fabio pick for the World Cup. Using the cut and paste thingy below come up with your chosen XI. Good Luck.



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