Capello has insisted on a fit squad for the World Cup finals
England boss Fabio Capello has issued a warning that he will only take fully-fit players to the World Cup finals in South Africa next summer.
Capello was speaking ahead of the friendly against Brazil, where there are concerns over the sustained fitness of Rio Ferdinand and Ledley King.
"The players with us in South Africa will be all fit. It's impossible to wait for one player," said Capello.
"Little things are OK, but bigger problems and they will not be there."
The Italian has noted the mistakes of predecessors in taking semi-fit players to major tournaments and is determined to bring as fresh a squad as possible to the finals.
And there may yet be question marks over Ferdinand's condition as this season gathers pace.
The Manchester United defender had to wait until the end of October to play three consecutive matches, straight after an international qualification double-header, but that run ended with him missing matches against Barnsley, Blackburn and CSKA Moscow.
He will miss the Premier League fixture against Chelsea this weekend with a calf injury that could be related to a lower back complaint.
"If you have to recover someone it's no good," stated Capello.
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