England Squad For Brazil Friendly Announced: Leon Osman Keeps Place, Ashley Cole Eyes 100th Cap

Chris Wright

31st, January 2013


By Chris Wright

“Hello ladies!”

Moving away from the deadline day hoo-ha for just a second, Roy Hodgson has announced his England squad to play Brazil in next Wednesday’s friendly at Wembley.

There are no major shocks, with the only noteworthy aspect perhaps being that Leon Osman will be allowed to have another crack at international football (though this time without the slightly unsettling rakish Movember ‘tache) after making his England debut back in November of last year, playing the whole 90 minutes against Sweden in a 4-2 defeat, i.e, the day Zlatan won football .

Elsewhere, Ashley Cole is a dead cert to win his 100th England cap. You could argue that Leighton Baines deserves to start considering the form he’s in, but there’s no way that Roy or the FA will make Cole wait to pick up his centenary.

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  1. Chris says:

    I really wish Michael Carrick was good. I fear he’ll be ball watching and amble around.. Why not include that Zaha lad if he’s worth 15-20 million.?

  2. jave says:

    @Chris. Michael Carrick is good… and Zaha isnt included because hes still developing as a player. No point heaping pressure and hype upon young shoulders.

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