Saturday, 6 August 2011

Richards included in England squad.

Fabio Capello has named 6 City players in the 25 man squad to face the Netherlands on August 10th

Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Gareth Barry, Adam Johnson, James Milner and Micah Richards (hallelujah)

Richards has only featured once for England since Capello took over as coach, but an injury to Glenn Johnson has forced his hand and he simply could not ignore the powerhouse fullback after the season he's just had.

Micah as received some very high praise in the last 6 months, most notably from Brazil legend and international captain Carlos Alberto who described Ricahrds as having a "rare, incredible talent." Alberto also sees him as a future England captain.

Not only that Alberto went so far as to say that Micah "holds the key to the hopes of England for this coming generation." Talk about high expectations.

Hopefully Micah will take this opportunity to stake his claim on England's right back position and leave Fabio Capello with no option but to continue to include him in the England set up. At 23 years old he still has a long and very promising career ahead of him.

Here is the full squad list:

Robert Green, Joe Hart, David Stockdale

Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, John Terry, Kyle Walker

Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Stewart Downing, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Scott Parker, Jack Wilshere, Ashley Young

Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck

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