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FANS IN WEMBLEY SNUBFOR CAPELLO.

ENGLAND have been snubbed by fans - with almost 30,000 tickets unsold for tomorrow's friendly against the Czech Republic at Wembley.

Just 62,000 seats have been sold for the final warm-up match before Fabio Capello's men begin their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign against Andorra in Barcelona in two weeks.

The FA, eager to boost sales, will even sell tickets on the Wembley turnstiles tomorrow night.

Tickets costing pounds 25 to pounds 60 have also been on general sale via the FA website, with no limit on the number of tickets supporters can buy.

The poor sales are in contrast to Fabio Capello's first game as England boss - February's 2-1 friendly win against Switzerland - when 86,857 fans filled Wembley almost to its 90,000 capacity.

Capello will finally name his England captain today.

He has narrowed his choice down to John Terry and Rio Ferdinand, but will not even tell the two players his decision until 30 minutes before the announcement.

Former national skipper Tony Adams reckons Terry is the only choice.

"For me, it is John Terry 100 per cent," said Adams, the Portsmouth No.2.

"Before the last World Cup I thought John Terry should have been captain ahead of David Beckham because he was guaranteed to play all the games.

"John can organise and he can lead. He is a good communicator and will help the spirit and camaraderie in the camp.

"He is a great leader, a great man and a great player."

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BACKING John Terry has the support of Tony Adams
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 19, 2008
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