10 Aug 2010

England's coach says they deserve to be booed

5:47 pm on 10 August 2010

The England football manager Fabio Capello admits his side deserves to be booed by the Wembley crowd in Thursday's friendly against Hungary.

Capello's side play their first match since their exit from the world cup in South Africa and the England coach fears a hostile reception awaits them at Wembley.

England won just one of their four matches at the finals and were dumped out in the second round after a lacklustre 4-1 defeat against Germany.

Capello's decided to start the Hungary match with most of the players who featured in South Africa in the hope that the crowd's ire will have dwindled by half-time, so he can then give Arsenal youngsters Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs their debuts in a calmer environment.