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Spurs supporters rejoiced at the news to which some Arsenal fans reportedly responded with anti-Semitic comments

Wright-Phillips returns to training

Shaun Wright-Phillips returned to training this morning as England continued their preparations for Saturday's Group C opener against the United States in Rustenburg.

Milner misses England training

James Milner was the most significant absentee from training today as Fabio Capello's men stepped up their preparations for Saturday's Group C opener against the United States on Saturday.

Walcott snub shows no one's place is safe, says Ferdinand

Captain tells Arsenal winger to come back stronger but says reputations count for little

Sam Wallace: Theo aside, Capello played it safe with his selections

There is a mischievous theory that Capello saved himself a dilemma by leaving out Parker for the warm-up games, having already decided who to take in midfield

James Lawton: Capello's message to his chosen 23: sentimentality will win England nothing

The consequences will be noted by every England player. They know now that Capello believes there is only one place to live a football career. It is in the day, the moment

Walcott is young enough to rise again, but his rivals have also failed to shine

Capello has given the once-favoured winger chances to repeat his Zagreb heroics. Now the onus is on others

Reaction to Capello's England squad selection

Former England defender Alan Mullery felt Theo Walcott's failure to improve over the last year cost him his place in Fabio Capello's squad for the World Cup in South Africa.

Where it went wrong for Walcott

Two games into the qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup and Theo Walcott was the toast of England.

Walcott omitted from World Cup squad

Four years after earning a sensational selection for the 2006 World Cup, Theo Walcott has been left out of Fabio Capello's England squad for this year's tournament in South Africa.

Terry says Cole in the hole can 'cause all sorts of problems' for defenders

It's easy to forget that Joe Cole, the man who seemed to have been on the periphery of Fabio Capello's vision after a season of such minimal club football, was actually the man who got England's World Cup qualifying campaign under way in the first place. Cole scored twice against Andorra in Barcelona, 21 long months ago, in the opening Group Six match which Capello's charges were drawing 0-0 at half-time. It was some arrival from Cole: the goals came within 10 minutes of his introduction as a second-half substitute, sparing Capello an ignominious start to international tournament football.

Capello has his mind made up by England's worrying lack of decisiveness

England 2 Japan 1: Only two own goals save side's blushes but Italian will spring no surprises in final squad

Ferdinand has scars to show the unlucky few they can recover from rejection

England captain knows what its like to be dumped on the eve of a major tournament as Capello prepares to make cruellest cut

Walcott relishing competition for place

Theo Walcott believes the fierce competition for places on the flanks in the England squad is bringing the best out of him in the battle for a World Cup spot.

Brian Viner: What would a World Cup be without a metatarsal scare?

No sooner had David Cameron got his foot in the door of Number 10, than news broke that something foot-related had also befallen another true blue, John Terry. Indeed for several hours yesterday it seemed that we might have the first metatarsal injury under a coalition government. Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg, the Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham of modern politics, forced into a marriage of convenience, have been at pains to reassure us that Britain is about to embark on a new era, yet here was early evidence that the more some things change, the more other things stay the same.

Sam Wallace: Manager's flexibility offers break with past and gives opportunities to outsiders

When the World Cup finals came around Sven-Goran Eriksson was accustomed to giving his England players certainties; Fabio Capello has given them a competition.

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