James set to be first choice for Fabio

DAVID James looks set to be England’s first choice goalkeeper for the start of the World Cup after manager Fabio Capello handed him the number one shirt in South Africa.

Capello has been keeping his cards close to his chest over just who will be his No 1 for England’s first game against USA but the Portsmouth man looks set to get the nod over both Robert Green and Joe Hart.

There were few surprises with the numbers from two to 11 handed to the players who look likely to start the opening match on June 12.

England - 1 James, 2 Johnson, 3 Ashley Cole, 4 Gerrard, 5 Ferdinand, 6 Terry, 7 Lennon, 8 Lampard, 9 Crouch, 10 Rooney, 11 Joe Cole, 12 Green, 13 Warnock, 14 Barry, 15 Upson, 16 Milner, 17 Wright-Phillips, 18 Carragher, 19 Defoe, 20 King, 21 Heskey, 22 Carrick, 23 Hart.


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