Pick Your England Team

Goal.com invites you to pick your England team for the Euro 2012 qualifying match against Bulgaria.
England host Bulgaria on Friday night in their first competitive match since their disappointing 2010 World Cup campaign and the objective is maximum points to kick-start their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

The Bulgarians won't be pushovers though and have some class acts in their team with players such as Stanislav Manolev and Stiliyan Petrov.

Head coach Fabio Capello will have to make do without several key players on Friday. Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand still isn't fully recovered from the injury that kept him out of England's World Cup squad, while Chelsea duo John Terry and Frank Lampard withdrew from the squad due to injury.
Spurs forward Jermain Defoe was included despite suffering with a groin problem.

Here is the available squad:


Scott Carson (West Brom), Ben Foster (Birmingham), Joe Hart (Manchester City)


Gary Cahill (Bolton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), Matthew Upson (West Ham)


Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), James Milner (Manchester City), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Aston Villa)


Darren Bent (Sunderland), Carlton Cole (West Ham), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

invites you to pick your team and pop it into the comments box below. Here is an example of what the Three Lions' formation might look like:

Possible starting XI (4-2-3-1): Hart; Johnson, Dawson, Upson, Cole; Carrick, Barry; Walcott, Gerrard, Johnson; Rooney

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