Friday, April 07, 2006

World Cup Update

US defender Jimmy Conrad undergoes double hernia surgery, therefore doubtful for US roster.

German goalkeeper Jens Lehman gets the nod in goal for Germany's national team over Oliver Kahn, who was named Player of the Tournament in 2002.

Sven Goran Errikson tells Arsenal's Sol Campbell he will be on the England squad if he comes back with Arsenal.

The Washington Post has a new blog called "Road to the World Cup".

US National Team Coach has named his squad for Tuesday's friendly against Jamaica in Cary, North Carolina. Tony Meola will earn his 100th cap and that is the only reason he is on the squad as he is not under serious consideration for the roster. Whew.

In Group of Death news, Italian striker Christian Vieri injured his left knee in Monaco's game last Tuesday. Predictably, Vieri says he will recover in time for the Cup. Reports are also out that Totti has recovered from surgery on his broken leg and is expected to be on the squad. Perhaps Vieri's injury will open the door for Fillipo Inzaghi, Italy's hottest striker, who was dropped from the national team two and a half years ago.

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