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England Vs Algeria World Cup 2010 Highlights, Preview and Team News

Fabio takes his side to Cape Town hoping for a positive result on his 64th birthday.

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June 14, 2010 - Rustenburg, South Africa - epa02201358 England's Italian head coach Fabio Capello (R) during a training session of the England team at their training ground near Rustenburg, South Africa, 14 June 2010. The England team prepares for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup match against Algeria on June 18.

Midfielder Gareth Barry will start for England, having recovered from the ankle ligament damage he sustained six weeks ago. Jamie Carragher is expected to deputise for injured defender Ledley King, while goalkeeper Robert Green appears increasingly likely to keep his place. Manager Fabio Capello has said he is considering starting Jermain Defoe in place of Emile Heskey.
Algeria goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi might miss out through injury. Chaouchi, who was to blame for the defeat by Slovenia, had been told by coach Rabah Saadane he would start but he sprained his left knee on Tuesday and is a doubt. Rookie Rais M’Bolhi is on standby, as the long-serving Lounes Gaouaoui is seemingly out of favour. (BBC Sport)

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England will go into this Cape Town encounter knowing that a win is crucial against an Algerian side who looked very average against Slovenia. Robert Green will probably get the nod in goal even after his horrendous mistake against the United States. Gareth Barry’s inclusion should give the midfield a more balanced feel and Jamie Carragher will hope for a better showing than his display on Saturday.

It would be most unfortunate for Emile Heskey if he does indeed miss proceedings as he was arguably England’s man of the match against the United States but Fabio Capello will hope that his side does not act in a similar complacent manner to their opening performance and on paper there really should be no reason the Italian doesn’t guide his superior side to three points.

Highlights from earlier group games the two sides have taken part in.

England 1-1 United States

Algeria 0-1 Slovenia


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