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Gareth Barry Breaths A Sigh Of Relief - Just

Manchester City's very own Gareth Barry is hanging on by his fingernails and may well travel with England to South Africa after all.

Barry is still nursing ankle ligament damage following City's Premier League game against Tottenham on May 5th, and is still unable to train. However, in an effort to recover in time the 29-year-old midfielder has been doing what it takes to book his flight to this years World Cup, and that includes sleeping in an oxygen tent.

According to England's website the Italian coach has previously taken a strong line on injured players, but is prepared to give Barry more time to prove his fitness.

'Gareth Barry is a very important player. He has played in all the (qualifying) games for us,' said Capello.

'After this game (Japan) we have to decide if he will be with us in South Africa. He will be with us if we decide he can train normally after the first game, against the USA.'

Fingers crossed Gareth makes the final 23-man squad.

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Date:Saturday May 29 2010

Time: 4:09PM

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It's gonna be a close run thing!
Johnny Baguette
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30/05/2010 00:04:00

Of course Capello will give him every chance. He is perhaps England's most important player. If Rooney were injured, either Gerrard or Lampard would be given the opportunity to play in a position where they are most effective. If Barry doesn't make it, we are left with Huddlestone, Parker or, god forbid, Carrick, and the whole team will suffer because these options lack the necessary discipline, lack international class, and are lacking in every conceivable way, respectively. Assuming Barry goes, it's great news for England, and great news for a player who should be participating in his third World Cup, not his first.
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30/05/2010 01:03:00

Hope he comes good, he wont be the only injured player going to the World Cup, so worth a punt I think.
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30/05/2010 03:43:00

Even if he can't play in the early stages that will give him more time to recover and he maybe very useful in the latter stages of the compettiion, should England get that far.
Buzz Lightyear
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30/05/2010 10:46:00

Well today is the day we will find out.
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