England Injury Woe
A new double injury has left Steve McClaren having to rethink his squad selections for the upcoming Euro 2008 qualifier. The England side will be without Rio Ferdinand and Michael Dawson when they take on Estonia. You can watch England v Estonia live online through our dedicated member’s area. Here at Free Football TV we concentrate on providing Premiership football live but also take in all international matches and tournaments. During the 2006 World Cup we catered to thousands of member’s as they watched their respective teams progress. We are now looking to provide full live coverage for the Euro 2008 tournament.
The England v Estonia match will not feature Ferdinand and Dawson who join an injury list well populated by Neville, Cole, Woodgate and Richards. Now 3 of the 4 first choice defenders for the national side are unavailable and in addition Wayne Bridge is unlikely to feature in the friendly with Brazil later in the week.
Rio Ferdinand picked up a groin injury when Manchester United beat Watford in the FA Cup semi final last month. Since this time his recovery has been hampered. He returned to the Manchester United side including taking place in the FA Cup Final. However, his injury reoccurred and he will not be playing any part in international plans in the near future.
Dawson played in the England B team win over Albania but is now also suffering from injury. As a result under pressure manager McClaren will have to mix and match at the back to provide partnership for John Terry.
The match on Friday England v Brazil will see the return of former England captain David Beckham who will claim his 95th cap for his country. He will play in his standard role alongside a familiar midfield. However, his return is overshadowed by the injury problems and uncertainty in defence. Also Michael Owen will steal some of the limelight in his first return to the international arena following an injury in the World Cup 2006 which left him out of action for most of the 2006-07 English Premier League season.
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