On This Day – Capello’s First Match in Charge of England

6-2-2008. On this day in 2008 Fabio Capello began his reign in charge of England with a 2-1 home win over Switzerland. Goals by Jermaine Jenas and Shaun Wright-Phillips secured the Friendly victory at Wembley. Eren Derdiyok, who is currently at Bayer Leverkuson, in the German Bundesliga, scored for Switzerland.

Fabio Capello at Silverstone

The England line-up was:

James, Brown, Ferdinand, Upson, Ashley Cole, Bentley, Jenas, Gerrard, Barry, Joe Cole, Rooney

Photo: Silverstone Circuits Limited

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