World Cup boost for Blind squad
Tuesday, 02 March, 2010
England Blind players join Capello's squad for session.
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The England squad were joined by some of their blind counterparts for training on Tuesday morning, with some of the players even taking time out to join in with the blind team’s session.
As preparations continue for Wednesday’s game at Wembley with Egypt, England stars Steven Gerrard, John Terry, Jermain Defoe and Matthew Upson were quick to get involved and took part in some of the training drills under coaches Tony Larkin, Jon Pugh and John Ball and The FA’s National Manager for Disability football, Jeff Davis.
The blind squad are also building up to their own World Cup campaign, as that tournament takes place in Hereford this August, so to be joined by Fabio Capello’s men at London Colney was no doubt a big boost to them.
For the nine blind squad players in attendance, Dave Clark, Robin Williams, Dan James, Richard Morgan, Simon Hill, Lewis Skyers, Dan English, Will Norman and Jonathan Gribben, it was a great experience as they got to meet and speak to all of Capello’s squad.
The England Manager also met all of the players, before discussing coaching matters with Larkin, Pugh and Ball.
The draw for the Blind World Cup will be made at Wembley on 12 April.