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Fabio Capello Manager encourages team to push up England World Cup 2010 Slovenia V England (0-1) 23/06/10 Group C at the Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Stadium FIFA World Cup 2010 Photo Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

England are expected to name the same starting XI that beat Slovenia for Sunday’s World Cup last-16 match against Germany, BBC Sport understands.
It means Matthew Upson will partner John Terry in central defence, which was understood to be the only position that was a cause for debate.
“I understand that England will be unchanged,” said BBC Radio 5 live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis.
Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger is expected to be fit for the clash.
The Bayern Munich midfielder has recovered from a hamstring problem although left-back Jerome Boateng (calf) and striker Cacau (abdominal muscle strain) are ruled out.
Boateng is set to be replaced by Holger Badstuber, while Miroslav Klose returns from suspension to fill the position vacated by Cacau.

James
G Johnson
A Cole
Terry
Upson
Gerrard
Lampard
Barry
Milner
Rooney
Defoe (BBC Sport)

So there you have it. A side good enough to beat Joachim Low’s men?


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