Shorts: Fabio Capello Wants Adam Johnson For England, Pensioner Dies In World Cup Ticket Queue, Ribery’s Next Club?

Ollie Irish

15th, April 2010

By Ollie Irish

This morning’s shorts:

Fabio Capello has hinted that Man City winger Adam Johnson could force his way into England’s World Cup squad.

The Italian looks set to hand Johnson his first cap in England’s friendly against Mexico next month.

Capello said: “Adam Johnson [has caught my eye]. He’s come up from the Championship at Middlesbrough, where he played in a different position, and he’s done well with Manchester City. Now it’s important he gets some international experience.”

Conclusion: No David Beckham in South Africa = fast-track to England squad for AJ. And rightly so. He’s good enough.

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A pensioner has died while queueing for World Cup tickets. Thousands of South Africans waited overnight to snap up the

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