Fabio cool over Rooney fitness

England head coach Fabio Capello played down the latest injury setback suffered by Wayne Rooney during the 3-1 friendly win over Mexico at Wembley Stadium.

Goals from Ledley King, Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson gave Capello's men a morale-boosting victory ahead of the World Cup finals, although Rooney finished the game with a slight neck problem.

Capello said afterwards:"Wayne said he had a small problem in his neck, but it is not a problem.

"He wanted to come off for the last two minutes, but I had made all the substitutions so it was impossible to change.

"Rooney is okay. At this moment he just needs to play and find his form."

Of his side's overall display, the Italian added:"I wasn't upset at half-time, but I spoke with the players and told them what they had to do.

"Mexico are technically very good. They are faster than us and it was not easy getting the ball back.

"Not all the teams we play against will be like this, but it is very important to press the ball and win it back quickly."

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