Capello to use experimental lineup against Ghana

AP, Monday 28 Mar 2011

The England manager could incur a nation's wrath by denying fans the opportunity to see top players

Fabio Capello

England coach Fabio Capello will risk the ire of fans when he makes 11 changes for Tuesday’s friendly against Ghana. 

Having secured a 2-0 European Championship qualifying win at Wales with a full-strength lineup, Capello has released five key players to their clubs and will field a more experimental lineup for England’s first meeting with the African nation.

Capello’s predecessor, Sven-Goran Eriksson, was widely criticised for his penchant for switching lineups in non-competitive internationals, denying supporters who had bought tickets the opportunity to see top players.

But Capello says “I want to respect the clubs and I need to look at different players.”

Capello also needs to pick a captain to replace the rested John Terry.

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