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Man City midfielder Barry takes part in England training

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry took part in England training this morning.

Barry had been an extreme doubt to make Fabio Capello's 23-man squad for the tournament when he suffered ankle ligament damage in Manchester City's defeat to Tottenham at Eastlands on May 5.

However, the 29-year-old improved to the extent that Capello was able to pick him in the belief that he will be fit to play a full part in training on the day after England's Group C opener against the United States in Rustenburg on June 12.

In itself, the sight of Barry going through his paces during the early part of a training session - only the first portion of which was open for public viewing - confirmed nothing.

Yet there is an obvious indication that by the time England go into battle next weekend, the midfielder could be fit, which would save Capello a huge selection headache.

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