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Zamora hopes to continue 'crazy week'

Bobby Zamora is hoping to put aside his World Cup disappointment by making his first appearance for England in Wednesday's friendly against Hungary.

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Zamora, 29, saw any chance to going to South Africa ended by an Achilles injury but he has been included in England's first squad since a humbling 4-1 defeat at the hands of Germany in the second round of the World Cup.

Having also seen his wife give birth to twins last week, Zamora is hoping to enjoy another special night on Wednesday if he is asked to play by Fabio Capello.

"It has been a crazy week, but very enjoyable, so I am going to try to enjoy it all," Zamora said. "The twins were born last Monday, they came out on Friday, then I had a match on Saturday, was back home for one day and then I was away with England, so I have not seen them as much as I wanted to, but I am sure I will find some time when I get back home.

"The twins, Gisele and Siena, are a massive part of my life now, and with getting the call-up to play for your country is a massive honour. I am lost for words. I am extremely proud to be called up to play for my country.

"Last year was a bit disappointing that I could not go to the World Cup because of my injury, but I guess that is life. Going and not doing either myself or the country justice says it all - you cannot go if you are not 100%, that is not fair on anybody, so in that sense the decision was quite easy.

"It had to be sorted over the summer, it has been operated on and feels 100% now, so I am looking forward to doing well for England. I have been training well, and certainly do not feel out of place. At the moment, it is one step at a time - hopefully I can get this cap under my belt and look to push on, to do well. If I get my chance, I am going to grab it."

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