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Dan Roan | 08:41 UK time, Wednesday, 9 February 2011


This may be Denmark v England but the underlying theme of this friendly is most certainly Club v Country.

With a game Fabio Capello dare not lose, the key qualifier against Wales in the cauldron of Cardiff looming into view and England desperately in need of confidence after a deflating draw against Montenegro and an insipid defeat by France in the last two matches of last year, this mid-season foray to Copenhagen does genuinely matter.

As Capello says, this is an "important moment" for England. Jack Wilshere, 19, will make his full debut for the national side and, from this point on, will be the focal point for the team, along with Liverpool's 22-year-old forward Andy Carroll, who is currently injured.

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