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England will unveil 2010 World Cup squad on 1 June

Fabio Capello hopes to lead England to glory in South Africa
Capello hopes to lead England to glory in South Africa

England manager Fabio Capello will reveal his final 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup on 1 June.

A provisional squad will be named on 16 May and travel to a training camp in Austria the following day.

England will play two friendly matches, against Mexico at Wembley on a date to be confirmed, and against Japan in Austria, on 30 May.

Capello's side will fly to South Africa on 2 June in preparation for the start of the World Cup nine days later.

The Italian, who took over as England manager in December 2007, said last summer that he was concerned about the high altitude of Johannesburg in South Africa and wanted a training base in mountainous Austria.

England will return for the Wembley friendly against Mexico, before flying back to their training camp to prepare for their final warm-up game against Japan, which will kick-off at 1415 BST in the Austrian city of Graz.


The players will then return to England for the final squad announcement and fly to South Africa the following day.

The Football Association has confirmed that players who are involved in the FA Cup final on 15 May or the Champions League final on 22 May, will follow a different itinerary.

see also
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03 Mar 10 |  Football
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England 3-1 Egypt
03 Mar 10 |  Football
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28 Feb 10 |  Football

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