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Serious, authoritative, no-nonsense he might be, but Fabio Capello has a strong resemblance to Postman Pat. Of course, this is not his fault.
Capello after more than two years of watching matches has chosen a squad of 30 players. From this group he will choose 23 players as the England squad to take to South Africa to represent this country in the World Cup competition.(Photo of Fabio Capello by Paulblank) (and click here for a photo of Postman Pat)
England's 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup finals:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green.
Defenders: Leighton Baines, Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock.
Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Tom Huddlestone, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Scott Parker, Theo Walcott, Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Forwards: Darren Bent, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney.
In fact, any schoolboy fan, any Fantasy League player (more than 2 million in the Premier League's own competition), any current or retired English footballer from whatever league, his father, and children, and many more ......................
could have picked the same bunch. By phone-in, if you like.
Capello- the-Postman's main task is addressing the men so that they deliver without error in their final rounds in South Africa.