England vs Mexico: England Expect Dominent Start to World Cup Preperation

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 24, 2010

HOUSTON - MAY 13:  Mexican fans at the Futbol Fiesta drum their support before the friendly international match between Mexico and Angola at Reliant Stadium on May 13, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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England face Mexico back at Wembley in their first game after they started their World Cup preparation in Austria following the announcement of 30-man provisional squad for World Cup.

English fans are going excited as this Mexico match is England’s last home match before they head to South Africa to play against the best players and teams in the world.

It has been 44 long years since England won their first and only World Cup title, back in 1966. So, English fans believe it has been too long and this year is their year.

The England teams from history have failed to replicate their 1966 triumph in the previous tournaments. However, many footballing heroes and critics have said that this England team is the closest they have ever gotten to mirroring the 1966 squad.

Fans are expecting England to make a good start to their World Cup preparation displaying a dominating performance against Mexico.

They want to see the start of the success story start at the home of football at Wembley.

This Mexico game is giving Capello a good chance to look at his squad, and see who will make the cut for the final 23-man squad. England has another friendly match against Japan in Austria on May 30, before Fabio will announces his final squad on June 1.

The team

He won't be playing some of his main men, and will experiment with other players and formations that he could use during the tournament.

All the Chelsea players in the England team will be rested after playing in the FA Cup Final recently, as well at David James who was also playing in that game.

Joe Hart and Rob Green will have the chance to show what they have got to offer the team as Capello has yet to decide who will be his man in the No. 1 shirt.

Rooney may be in the squad, but there was concern that the dubious pitch could damage his ankle which has been playing up recently. Steven Gerrard is also thought to be put behind Ronney for a bit of extra power up front against the Mexican team.

My Prediction: 3-0