New England boss Fabio Capello hopes to convince Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher to reconsider their international retirement.

"The players are first-rate and there are plenty to choose from," Capello said. "Plus, there's one or two who retired who I hope to bring back.

"It will take time and results to convince everyone. In sporting terms it's a very important challenge, and a tough one. I will have to get used to not working with players every day. It's harder to make an impact when you're only seeing the players once in a while."