Thursday, 17th June 2010

England manager Fabio Capello’s gamble to take Gareth Barry to the World Cup has paid off, as he confirmed yesterday that the player “will play this Friday” against Algeria, and that the midfielder “has trained very well and he is fit."

The influential Manchester City man suffered an unfortunate injury to his ankle at the end of the season, but has undergone extensive rehabilitation in order to recover in time for the World Cup. Although he missed the Three Lions’ opening game against the United States as a precaution, the 29-year-old is set to return to the starting XI.

Barry was a key figure in England’s impressive qualifying campaign, proving to be a vital piece that solidified the team’s midfield. With his return, Fabio Capello’s side could be ready to rediscover the form that saw them breeze into the World Cup.





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