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Zola hails Green as England’s No. 1

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has told Fabio Capello to forget about Manuel Almunia — because Robert Green is England’s number one goalkeeper.

David James has the jersey at the moment, but rivals are queueing up for when he hangs up his gloves and there is talk of Spaniard Almunia throwing his hat in the ring.

Green has put forward a convincing case this season and earned his second cap against Spain in February.

"He has been one of my key players, he has been great," Zola said. "If he plays for England, he’s going to be a very good goalkeeper for England.

"He can be easily the number one."

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