The FA today confirmed that England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson will watch Aston V
The FA today confirmed that England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson will watch Aston Villa - Leeds United at the Dublin Tournament on Saturday, 9th August, and will therefore not be at an event at Ascot the same afternoon...
The FA's Head of Media Relations, Adrian Bevington said:
"Sven was not aware of the fixture when he initially committed to attend the event at Ascot. Indeed he had requested a list of already arranged fixtures at that time, as it was always his professional view that he should be watching an appropriate football match - if one was being played.
"While he is disappointed to withdraw from the event at late notice, he believes it is for the right reasons, with the match against Croatia due to be played in just over two weeks. Additionally, he is very pleased that appropriate alternative arrangements have been made to ensure the day at Ascot continues to run smoothly."
The following day Sven will be in Cardiff to attend the FA Community Shield between Manchester United and Arsenal.