On May 11, Fabio Capello named his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup in South Africa, which will soon be trimmed to the 23 individuals who will lead the country to potential glory.
Amongst the provisional 30, there have been surprising and controversial inclusions.
The squad in full:
Fabio Capello stated that he would pick players based upon performances for club level, which has produced controversy at his provisional squad.
Certain players have not played regularly for their club, due to lack of form rather than injury, yet had been picked ahead of those who were arguably in better contention.
If Fabio Capello is true to his word, and trims his squad to 23 based upon performances this year, we wonder how the "performance based" starting 11 for the World Cup would look.