Sven Goran Eriksson

Capello’s delayed call to Scholes could be costly

Had England manager Fabio Capello acted a few weeks earlier, Manchester United veteran midfielder Paul Scholes would now be just a few days away from a sensational comeback to the international stage. That opportunity was only lost because of Capellos hesitation, leaving England without his vast experience which could be so sorely missed in South Africa.

Capello's delayed call to Scholes could be costly

Had England manager Fabio Capello acted a few weeks earlier, Manchester United veteran midfielder Paul Scholes would now be just a few days away from a sensational comeback to the international stage. That opportunity was only lost because of Capellos hesitation, leaving England without his vast experience which could be so sorely missed in South Africa.

Andy Cole remembers his World Cup regrets

Former Manchester United goal scoring wizard Andy Cole admits he regrets leaving Old Trafford in 2001 because not only did it cost him numerous honours including two Premier League titles, but also because he failed to make Sven Goran Eriksson’s 2002 World Cup squad. Cole suggests he left Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to join Blackburn Rovers with the sole aim of being involved at the World Cup having missed out in 1998.