Date: 21st November 2007 at 12:27am
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In a very rare turn of events for Pompey, two of our stars go head to head tonight as England take on Croatia at Wembley.

We have had the odd international down the years, but rarely have we had two Pompey teammates come up against each other in a top class competitive international game, but we will be seeing this tonight when Pompey captain Sol Campbell comes up against Croatia’s golden boy Niko Kranjcar, it should also be against David James too – but it wont…

The importance of this game has taken on an even greater meaning since Israel’s last gasp winner over Russia at the weekend, meaning that England need ‘only’ a point to ensure a place at Euro 2008.

Whoever comes out on top will have bragging rights at the training ground for the next couple of weeks, should it be Croatia Kranjcar will have bragging rights for years to come as this will almost certainly mean England will be eliminated at the qualification stages…

This occurrence might be a novelty to us now, but as we continue to grow as a club we will see this type of battle between teammates become more and more frequent as the years go on – and this will only be a good thing for Pompey, even if it does mean a bit of friendly banter in the dressing room.

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