G. Neville - Campbell - Terry - A. Cole/Bridge
Beckham (c) - Lampard - Gerrard
Owen - Rooney/Heskey/Vassell or Defoe or Smith (one of these three to get the last spot)
- Heskey only gets picked because of a "strong physical presence" but he needs to contribute more then that. Owen dispate his indifferent form will start, Rooney he hs talent and potential, but to develop he needs to leave Everton and is certainly not the finished article.
- Vassell is ok, Defoe has been a good signing for Spurs and there is Alan Smith. James Beattie isnt quite good enough - he will probbaly have to go aboard to France or Belgium or even Holland to maybe get into the England squad .
- England's defence has taken a hammering with Gareth Southgate and Jonothan Woodgate injured and Rio's suspension.
- Ian Walker will probably get the 3rd goal keeper spot since Kirkland is suspended.