England's old head hopes for his first World Cup cap.
David James’ senior international debut came in the 2-0 victory over Mexico at Wembley Stadium in March 1997.
Selected by Glenn Hoddle, the then Liverpool stopper had made ten appearances for the Under-21s as well as two for England B and at 26 was now making the final step up.
He has now enjoyed a 13-year international career with the Three Lions and at 39
is the oldest member of Fabio Capello’s current England squad.
During this time he has attended the 2002 and ’06 World Cups but is yet to play a competitive game at the tournament, being understudy to David Seaman and Paul Robinson respectively.
It is no doubt a record he would like to set straight and has every chance of doing if on the plane to South Africa in the summer.