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Arsenal Duo Make The World Cup Squad

Arguably Arsenal's two top performers last season have been selected for FIFA's squad of the tournament.

Jens Lehmann and Thierry Henry both made it into the squad after each contributing vital components to the varied success of their respective teams.

To date, Thierry Henry has scored 3 goals, including the strike that knocked tournament favorites Brazil from the competition & still has a World Cup Final to play in and Lehmann has made many valuable saves and also made a couple of stops in a penalty shoot out against the Argies.

Both players are well deserving of their place.

Squad in full:-

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Jens Lehmann (Germany), Ricardo (Portugal)

Defenders: Roberto Ayala (Argentina), John Terry (England), Lilian Thuram (France), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Fabio Cannavaro (Italy), Gianluca Zambrotta (Italy), Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal)

Midfielders: Ze Roberto (Brazil), Patrick Vieira (France), Zinedine Zidane (France), Michael Ballack (Germany), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Gennaro Gattuso (Italy), Luis Figo (Portugal), Maniche (Portugal)

Strikers: Hernan Crespo (Argentina), Thierry Henry (France), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Francesco Totti (Italy), Luca Toni (Italy)

Remarkably, Spain's Fernando Torres has been omitted from the squad, despite contributing far more to his team than Crespo, Totti & Toni.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 7 2006

Time: 3:27PM

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mmmmmmm well ***** happens don't it
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07/07/2006 15:40:00

Also i read that fabregas has been voted in young player but diddnt win.
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07/07/2006 16:06:00

there is a distinct lack of english players in there, i wonder why! im suprised terry made it there as well! he looked shaky even by his standards, not a great world cup.
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07/07/2006 16:15:00

It seems theres only me and you in agreement here Elmo, everyone I speak to seems to think Terry was awesome, I actually thought Ferdinand was better.
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07/07/2006 16:25:00

Terry just didn't have the same confidence that he does when playing for Chelsea, hopefully this will change when he becomes captain! But what's going to happen with Sol?
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07/07/2006 16:47:00

I can't see Sol playing much more for England, or Arsenal for that matter, it's a sad fact but footballers have a shelf life, and Sol is nearing the end of his. He just doesnt seem to have the passion for football anymore.
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07/07/2006 17:01:00

ye i dont think that this world cup has gone good for certain players but some players have certainly caught the eye.
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07/07/2006 20:31:00

oh ...sorry to forget this but i am proud of arsenals players to make it in the team cant say they didnt deserve it
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07/07/2006 20:31:00

i think terry may of got in due to his off the line clearance alone
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08/07/2006 12:49:00

i have to agre with rocky7 about sol cambell he has come to the end of his shelf life and there is no passion there anymore, anyway i think that the team is a quite accurte one am just shocked at the the lack of Fabregas at eighteen he played extremly well but that could be a biaed view, terry in the team i right alough england were poor in this cup terry was easily the best player in the squad this year in my eyes anyway
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10/07/2006 00:27:00

Eng-uh-land sucked massive and mostly due to the meddling of that furrinner fellow running Arsen'ole. If he hadn't stuck his nose in and got Walnut into the squadk you'se mighta had a chance with another proper striker, or two, in there. Instead, it was all about Arsen'ole's wishes. Like, what was Old King Sol doing there? Cole was decent, his babe even better, but he's looking to leave, so hard to kick hard on that one. Enjoy the sour plums over the next four years, chaps.
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