World Cup 2010: Matthew Upson to start against Slovenia
England train ahead of crunch match
West Ham defender Matthew Upson will start England's crucial final World Cup group game against Slovenia in South Africa on Wednesday.
England are without the injured Ledley King and suspended Jamie Carragher and coach Fabio Capello told the BBC that Upson will play in Port Elizabeth.
The 31-year-old was a key member of the side for the qualifiers.
"Upson will play because he always played with John Terry and I probably will change some others," Capello said.
England need a win to secure their place in the knockout stages.
Capello had a straight choice between Upson or uncapped Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, who was brought in as a late replacement for injured captain Rio Ferdinand, and the Italian opted for the experience of the Hammers star.
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England are without a victory at the World Cup after drawing 1-1 with the United States in their opening game before being held to a goalless draw by Algeria on Friday.
Tottenham defender King was replaced at half-time in England's draw with the US and was later ruled out for three weeks with a groin injury.
His replacement, Liverpool defender Carragher, was booked against both the US and Algeria, resulting in a one-match suspension.
King sat out training on Monday, as did Michael Carrick who has an ankle injury, but the Manchester United midfielder is expected to be fit for Wednesday's match.
King could possibly return for the knockout stages of the tournament, if England qualify.
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