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Portsmouth keeper James: I am fit for England

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James says he is fully fit and available for England's next World Cup clash with Algeria.

James, who has No 1 on his back, has rejected suggestions he was absent from the side to tackle USA due to a knee injury, with Fabio Capello preferring Robert Green, who was in possession for the majority of the qualifying campaign.

"I was fit, we all were," the Portsmouth man said. "I am ready to play and, of course, I want to play. I have been around a while and this is not my first World Cup. But I know what it is like and I know what to expect.

"You come to the World Cup and you are disappointed to have the numbers 23 and then 12 on your back, but you have to work hard to play. As a professional, now, I have number one and I am still the man with number one even if I was not picked.

"So, like all the other players, when you know you are not playing you have to push to do everything right and not only help everyone else but push hard to get a game. That's the same for me as anyone else."

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