The players donned specially-made white
T-shirts displaying the four-year-old's
face during training at Vilamoura in the
squad's training base is east of the
Praia da Luz resort where Madeleine
disappeared from the family's holiday
apartment on May 3.
T-shirts featured her face on the front
and the 'Look for Maddie' logo and
address on the back.
Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry met
with England head coach Brian Ashton on
Tuesday night and thanked him for the
McCann said the couple was grateful for
"the wonderful and "unprompted" show of
"Thousands of people all over the world
are doing everything in their power to
help find Madeleine," he said.
most powerful resource we have are the
millions of eyes all over the world,
looking for our lovely daughter,
Madeleine," he said.
generous gesture from the England squad,
we hope, will remind sports fans that
Madeleine is still missing."
said the players had been eager to show
their support for the McCanns.
thoughts continue to be with them and
we, like everyone else, hope that
Madeleine is returned safely," he said.
rugby players are the latest in a
growing list of sporting identities to
appeal for Madeleine's safe return.
Footballers David Beckham and Cristiano
Ronaldo both made TV appeals shortly
after her disappearance.