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Crouch has done his utmost to make England World Cup squad

Peter Crouch hopes his performances for club and country will convince England coach Fabio Capello to take him to South Africa. Crouch took his goal tally for England to 20 in just 37 internationals with his double against Egypt at Wembley in their previous international in March.

Capello may opt to take only four of the five forwards who have formed of his initial squad of 30 - currently involved in a training camp in Austria - which will be trimmed down to 23 on June 1.

He said: "The 30 has to be cut down and everyone is looking over their shoulder.

"I think all the training sessions are competitive when we come away with England but maybe a little bit more so at present. It has been very sharp.

"Everyone is fighting for their place and we are all trying to impress the manager in the training sessions and the games before the World Cup against Mexico and Japan.

"I would prefer all five strikers to go then I would be definitely be going."

Crouch added: "Do I expect to go to South Africa? I can't say that. But I've been pleased with the season at Spurs, felt I've done well personally.

"Being part of a successful team helps to catch the eye of people - and hopefully the manager's eye.

"The last England game was also great for me in scoring a couple of goals.

"I feel I've done everything I can, I'm full of confidence and, as long as I continue to do well and work hard this week, hopefully I'll have a good chance of making the squad."

Crouch averages better than a goal every other game for his country and admitted: "I am extremely proud of my goalscoring for England.

"I always feel confident when I put on an England shirt.

"I've scored goals, I've felt I've done well. We've got a lot of creative players who will create chances. They've been taken and hopefully that will continue to be the case."

For more World Cup news, go to www.worldcup.tribalfootball.com

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