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    Fabio Capello tight lipped over England team


    by ODN


    England coach Fabio Capello has decided on his first XI to face Algeria - but Robert Green must still wait until two hours before kick off to find if he has earned a reprieve.

    Goalkeeper Green's blunder gifted the United States an equaliser in last weekend's 1-1 draw in Rustenburg.

    It has been the topic of constant speculation this week as to whether he will be given another chance by Capello or whether he will be replaced by Joe Hart or David James.

    But Capello will not break with his tradition of informing his players whether they are playing until shortly before they board the team bus for a game.

    He said: "I have decided but we have to wait until tomorrow. I haven't told the goalkeeper who is playing. As always, they will find out on the the day of the game - never the day before."

    The England manager also told reporters that the controversial World Cup ball is causing problems for goal keepers following a series of mistakes between the post for other nations.

    The other area in which Capello admitted he was considering a change was upfront, with Emile Heskey and Jermain Defoe vying to partner Wayne Rooney.

    Capello is pleased with the form of Heskey but may opt for a different style against Algeria which could lead to Defoe being called up.

    He said: "I think Heskey and Rooney played very well but I can change the style of the forward. I think Heskey is a very important player in terms of movement at this moment but Defoe is also important, like the other players. I have to choose."