Green called into England squad

Only on Monday, Green had been omitted after the Football
Association claimed it had been decided not to ask whether he
wished to continue his international career until the August
friendly with Holland. However, it has now been established Fulham
stopper Stockdale has a personal issue – he is getting married on
June 3 – which he has been allowed to fulfil. Although the final
outcome represents good news for Fabio Capello, it does appear
rather haphazard. Stockdale could hardly be blamed for arranging a
wedding so close to a key game which, in ordinary circumstances, he
would not have expected to be involved in. It is thought he did
offer to return to the England fold on matchday but Capello felt
that would be unfair to the 25-year-old. Presumably, though, it
would not have been that hard to find out Stockdale’s plans before
Capello’s squad was unveiled on Monday. That Green has responded
positively to Capello’s SOS call is a boost for the Italian,
though, given Ben Foster has retired indefinitely from the England
scene. Ground down by the trauma of West Ham’s ultimately failed
relegation fight and awaiting the birth of his first child, Green
had asked not to be considered. However, the birth went well. And
although the Hammers’ top-flight survival battle did not end
happily, Green felt sufficiently fresh to agree to join a squad
that already includes Joe Hart and Scott Carson.