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Carragher: I couldn't turn down England.

Byline: IAN DOYLE

JAMIE CARRAGHER has admitted he could not turn down the chance to play for England again.

Three years after announcing his retirement from the international scene, Carragher is back in the Three Lions fold.

It was a staggering about-turn, which Carragher accepts he never thought would happen, especially given much-publicised comments in his autobiography highlighting how England's fortunes paled alongside those of his Liverpool.

He said: "This opportunity to try to get into the 23 has come up again now and was something I couldn't turn down.

"Fabio Capello is one of the best managers, not just the England team have had, but in world football over the past 10 or 15 years.

"I was always asking Steven Gerrard what the manager was like when he came back from England duty. That was a massive reason behind it."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 20, 2010
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