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Snap shot: England's epic 2009 semi-final win

With England and Sweden meeting again today, UEFA.com rewinds to 2009 to ponder the fortunes of the Young Lions side who won on penalties to reach the final.

Snap shot: England's epic 2009 semi-final win
Snap shot: England's epic 2009 semi-final win ©UEFA.com

1. Nedum Onuoha
The Nigeria-born defender came through the Manchester City youth ranks and was on the fringe of the first team for a number of a years. A loan to Sunderland offered regular football, but it was not until his move to QPR in summer 2012 that Onuoha started to settle.

2. Kieran Gibbs
A one-club man, Gibbs has become an increasingly frequent fixture at left-back for Arsenal. He is also a regular in the senior England side and started in their most recent UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier, a 3-2 defeat of Slovenia.

3. Jack Rodwell
His first campaign at Sunderland (2014/15) offered more starts than he has made since 2009/10 and his early days at Everton. Though he has only a handful of senior international caps, hopes remain high that he can make an impact.

4. Adam Johnson
Another Sunderland player, Johnson started his career at Middlesbrough before joining Onuoha at City and then moving back to the north east. Threatened to become a Three Lions regular between 2010 and 2012 but never nailed down a guaranteed berth.

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5. Micah Richards
Another former City man, Richards set the seal on a new chapter in his career when he signed for Aston Villa on Wednesday. He returns to England from Fiorentina, where he failed to settle.

6. Martin Cranie
Currently looking for new employers having been released by third-tier Barnsley at the end of the season. Cranie struggled for regular football after the 2009 finals before finding his feet at Coventry and then with the Tykes.

7. Lee Cattermole
A combative midfielder who continues to be Sunderland's heartbeat – and captain – after six years at the club. Newly-confirmed Black Cats manager Dick Advocaat is likely to lean on Cattermole just as much as his predecessors.

8. James Milner
As consistent performer as there is. Milner has more than half a century of England caps to his name, his peerless versatility ensuring he is often a starter and not just a squad member. Once the youngest-ever player to score in the Premier League, Milner will be at Liverpool next term.

9. Theo Walcott
Another Roy Hodgson regular when fit, Walcott has excited and frustrated in equal measure since swapping Southampton for Arsenal as a 17-year-old. Walcott scored in the Gunners' FA Cup final triumph over Villa last month.

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