Evening Ticker: Green likely to start for England, Swiss wait on Senderos and more

Evening Ticker: Green likely to start for England, Swiss wait on Senderos and more

World Cup 2010

Evening Ticker: Green likely to start for England, Swiss wait on Senderos and more

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By TRAVIS CLARK

Fabio Capello is set to give Robert Green a vote of confidence ahead of England's second match at the World Cup.

The Italian will take one more close look at Green's performances in training, but according to reports, is preparing to retain Green as his starting goalkeeper as the Three Lions get set to take on Algeria on Friday. Green's mistake isn't enough for a place on the bench in the place of Joe Hart or David James.

If Capello sticks to his track record, the identity of England's starter might not be known until the lineups are released ahead of Friday's matchup.

Here's a look at a few more stories for Wednesday evening:

SWISS WAIT ON PROGNOSIS OF SENDEROS INJURY

Switzerland may have enjoyed a tremendous result today, but it could come at a cost as they wait to hear on the prognosis of Philippe Senderos' injury. The starting central defender came off in the game's 36th minute, injuring his ankle in a collision with teammate. Initial reports that he sprained his ankle, though severe ligament damage is also feared. His replacement, Steve von Bergen performed well in stifling Spain's attack, but it would be a blow to lose Senderos for the rest of the tournament.

ALGERIAN 'KEEPER IN DOUBT

Algerian goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi is a question mark for Friday's game against England. Chaochi, responsible for what is perhaps the second-biggest goalie error this World Cup has seen, injured his knee in a training session on Tuesday. The 25-year-old sat out Wednesday's training, and will be re-evaluated closer to kick off. Rais M'Bohli and Lounès Gaouaoui are the other two options for coach Rabah Saadane.

PORTUGAL ASK FIFA TO OVERTURN RONALDO YELLOW

Portugal have appealed to FIFA to overturn the yellow card Ronaldo received in Tuesday's 0-0 draw with the Ivory Coast. The Real Madrid attacker was booked in the 21st minute along with Ivory Coast defender Guy Demel, after Demel slid in hard on Ronaldo and the two were involved in an altercation. It puts Ronaldo in danger — if he were to get a second yellow in Portugal's next match against North Korea, he would miss their third group match versus Brazil.

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Think Capello is right to go with Green? What impact will Senderos' injury have on the Swiss? Is Algeria better off with another goalie? Was Ronaldo's yellow deserved?

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