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Frank Lampard has vowed to make his last World Cup one to remember for England and believes the vast experience in the squad could be a crucial factor in their bid for success.

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Fabio Capello gave a clean bill of health as his England squad went through their paces for the final time before they open their World Cup campaign against the United States tomorrow.

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