Case for the defence

September 2, 2005
By Dominic Raynor
If the quality of a football team can be measured by its strength in depth then the England team can expect a tough international season. The groin injury suffered by ever-present right-back Gary Neville has served to highlight the dearth of top quality talent available to England in that area. The Manchester United defender has been ruled out of World Cup qualifiers in Wales, September 3, and Northern Ireland, September 7, and England manager Sven Goran Eriksson has been forced to review his ...

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