D-day for Barry and Capello's WC plan
Fabio Capello will discover on Monday whether he has to rip up his WC plan and go back to square one in his quest to deliver England's first major trophy in 44 years. The Italian's rebuilding work has been founded on the solid attributes of Gareth Barry.
The Manchester City midfielder has started 19 of the 22 matches England have played under Capello. But the day of England's penultimate warm-up match, against Mexico at Wembley, will find Barry visiting an orthapaedic surgeon desperately hoping to learn that his damaged ankle ligaments have healed sufficiently for him to be included in Capello's final 23-man squad.