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Owen 'sad' over England

Striker unable to understand why he is not being picked by Capello

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me on Twitter @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 25/05/11 3:31pm

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Owen: Given up trying to understand why he is not being selected by Fabio Capello

Owen: Given up trying to understand why he is not being selected by Fabio Capello

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Manchester United striker Michael Owen admits he has given up trying to understand why he is not being selected for England by Fabio Capello.

The 31-year-old has not featured for his country since playing in a friendly against France in March 2008.

Owen has been continually overlooked by Capello and the former Liverpool man admits he is upset by his exclusion.

"I've given up trying to understand," said Owen. "I've not given up on England. It's come to an abrupt stop under this manager. You'd have a better idea than me [why that is].

"I was disappointed for the first squad I missed, a little bit less for the next one and after about three or four times, I didn't really expect to see my name.

"It's sad, really. If I keep getting up for something, then [find out] I am not in, I am just kidding myself."
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"For the first couple of squads I looked at the players [named] and looked at what I had done. For the last dozen squads, I haven't looked. I don't even think about [being picked] now. Honestly.

"It's sad, really. If I keep getting up for something, then [find out] I am not in, I am just kidding myself.

"Some people say I might get back in the England squad after Fabio Capello leaves. I hope they are right.

"It helps playing more often. I am sure it depends on who the manager is."

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