Roy Hodgson confirmed this week that Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson will win his 50th cap for England against Denmark. Wednesday night’s friendly will be the start of England’s countdown to the World Cup, with Hodgson having just little time left – two games – to finalise his 23-man squad for Brazil.
Johnson will replace Tottenham’s Kyle Walker who picked up a hip injury. Rumours said that Walker would be fit for selection but the former Liverpool boss revealed that the 23-year-old has remained at Spurs Lodge for further treatment.
Johnson made his debut – back in 2003 – ironically against the Danes. The 19-year-old right-back played for Chelsea and replaced Gary Neville. His debut ended in a 3-2 defeat.
Johnson told TheFA.com that it is a fantastic achievement and that it was his dream to play for his country. He continued by saying that he is very proud of his achievement and that it is a great thing for himself and for his family.
England’s last four home wins over Denmark have all been 1-0, the most recent of which came almost 20 years to the day when David Platt scored the only goal.
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