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WC update

Posted on 26 June 2010  - 12:00

Ledley King is back in the frame for England's huge World Cup last 16 clash against Germany on Sunday.

Ledley King is back in the frame for England's huge World Cup last 16 clash against Germany on Sunday.

Our skipper and central defender trained again with the squad in South Africa on Saturday after recovering from a groin problem sustained in the opener against the USA on June 12.

Fabio Capello admits he now has a tough choice who to partner John Terry between Ledley, who started the tournament, Jamie Carragher, who came on as substitute for him against the US and Matthew Upson, who partnered Terry in the key win against Slovenia. Michael Dawson is also available.

Capello said: "Ledley was training normally with the other players. I'm really happy.

"I will have to decide the player who plays with John Terry. Upson, Carragher and King have played well but I have to choose."

Jermain Defoe is expected to hold onto his starting place after scoring the winner against Slovenia on Wednesday. Aaron Lenon and Peter Crouch are also fighting for a starting place.

Heurelho Gomes was on the bench again as Brazil completed their group with a 0-0 draw against Portugal in Durban on Friday.

The goalkeeper would have been ready for action when first-choice Julio Cesar picked up an injury in the second half, but the Inter Milan star continued after lengthy treatment.

Meanwhile, Wilson Palacios and Honduras bowed out of the World Cup with a point on Friday.

The midfielder played another 90-minute shift as his side fought out a goalless draw against Switzerland.

That restored some pride after two defeats and meant Switzerland - who needed to win 2-0 to progress - lost out to Chile. Spain won the group.

We've pictures of Ledley, Aaron, Jermain and Michael at training on Saturday plus Wilson in action against Switzerland at the of the page - click the arrows to browse.