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Capello to start Portsmouth keeper James in England goal

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James is set to start for England tonight against Algeria.

The Sun says the Pompey veteran, 39, takes over following Robert Green's clanger in the opening Group C clash with the USA.

Capello is not convinced Green has recovered from letting Clint Dempsey's slip shot through his fingers in the 1-1 draw and has opted for James instead of highly-rated Manchester City stopper Joe Hart.

The decision comes as a shock as James had felt he was not being given a fair crack of the whip and it was widely expected the Italian would turn to 23-year-old Hart.

However, Capello now believes James' experience is what is required in Cape Town this evening.

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