On the face of it, England playing without both their captain and their star player against the world champions out of choice sounds like an act of hara-kiri.
Under normal circumstances you could reasonably expect the tabloids to be questioning the sanity of manager Fabio Capello, perhaps illustrated by the headline 'Has Fabio gone doolally?' and a photoshopped image of the Italian wearing a straitjacket.
But the build-up to Saturday's friendly with Spain at Wembley is not normal. For different reasons, John Terry and Wayne Rooney will not be playing.
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