We are not in a good moment. Inácio Cândido (Angola) Over to Jonathan Stevenson to take you through the rest of the build-up to England v Germany and the all-important match itself. - Germany have the best penalty shootout record in World Cups. So far, well played Algeria.". Manuel Neuer's goalkick sails over John Terry's head and Miroslav Klose shows great strength and coolness to hold off Matthew Upson and poke past David James. David James catches a free-kick well under pressure from lots of Algerian players and we are into the last minute of normal time in Cape Town. Fourth official: ", From yeabiruh: "Hi Chris, I am Ash from Los Angeles.
Ferdinand damaged his knee ligaments and was ruled out of the ", From GrahamMelroy: "Hi Chris, am in Stavanger in Norway - glorious weather and Norwegian friends to a man think England will win.
He's had a decent evening the young keeper, after a shaky start in Cape Town. England keeper David James, who had earlier saved well from Mesut Ozil, prevented England from falling further behind with a crucial block from Klose as he raced clear, but it was only a temporary reprieve as Germany extended their lead 12 minutes later. 3-0 or something like that. June 18, 2010 England vs. Algeria.
This is football. One such decent move for Germany ends with Sami Khedira ballooning a left-foot shot miles over from 25 yards. 4-1 Only striker Rafik Saifi has reached double figures (with 18). World Cup 2010: England announce squad numbers World Cup guide - England England boss Fabio Capello has revealed his squad numbers for the World Cup in South Africa, with Joe Cole, David James and Peter Crouch in his first 11. ", On Twitter: "I've filmed video inside stadium. It's pretty desperate stuff, this. I really like the bit when the referee walks out of the tunnel and picks up the match ball from the plin- oh, hello there, was miles away. Fabio Capello named a squad of thirty players on 11 May 2010, for two warm-up games ... Then, on the very first day of training in South Africa (June 4), England captain, Rio Ferdinand damaged his knee ligaments and was ruled out of the ... World Cup Record : No. Germany is one of those teams, not more.
I'm not sure what else he expects. They haven't just been beaten by Germany, they have been comprehensively outplayed. "One person I'm concerned about is Ozil - he is getting too much freedom in the middle of the field for my liking.". Injured England defender Rio Ferdinand: "Got a really good feeling about tonights game, go on da three lioooooooooons! The Germans are just keeping the ball now, England's ridiculously-titled 'Golden Generation' have gone. Rooney's goal is a matter of time. Germany, on the other hand, have now been involved in the last eight at every World Cup since 1954. ", "For the first time since I retired four years ago, I'm desperate to get back out and play today. Read more. The England fans are berating the referee - Jorge Larrionda and his linesmen might have a lot to answer for at the end of this game. "To go forward you have to beat all the teams. Sloppy from England. The way England are defending, they might have to score a couple more just to take it to extra-time. England are having a little bit more of the ball here and Steven Gerrard shoots low from just outside the box, it's a comfortable save for Rais M Bolhi. ", "I don't think it will go to penalties. What's the point playing wide men unless you feed the ball to them quickly? Fabio gets off the bench again, and sits down again. When you are growing up, it is the stage you want to be playing at.
From the people I know and watching and listening to the media the Germans seem very relaxed. I cannot believe we don't have technology in football still. Throughout the remainder of the game, the United States had a number of good chances against a solid Algerian defence that allowed just one goal from two games; striker Jozy Altidore volleyed wide of an open net, while Clint Dempsey had a goal disallowed for a controversial offside call and later hit the crossbar on a shot and missed an empty net on the rebound. So, I hear only the odd German ask, what's up for us next? "So, England know that if they beat Slovenia next Wednesday, they will qualify for sure. ", via Twitter: "Beautiful Bloemfontein day. Fifth official: It's probably the pressure, perhaps, I think so. BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty at Cape Town Stadium: England coach Fabio Capello on his 64th birthday: currently overseeing a tense end to the Slovenia-USA game, David James will replace Rob Green in England's goal, USA battle back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Slovenia, managed to find the biggest England flag I've ever seen, BBC reporter Gaby Logan sang a bit of the famous Beatles song for the Italian, Gareth Barry's return to the team is a big plus for England, Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra responded. ", "It was very important for us to get that second goal.
It's definitely going to be a big day, and hopefully it's going to be a great day. Magical atmosphere in Cape Town, this is why we watch football, isn't it? The teams emerge from the tunnel at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, led out by referee Jorge Larrionda of Uruguay and captains Philipp Lahm and Steven Gerrard. Only an England win would make their day better. He beat the flailing Neuer to Steven Gerrard's cross to head into an unguarded net. England are unbeaten in all 15 previous matches against African opposition. Geoff in Middlesbrough: "I have got a really good feeling about today. He's probably right, too. Bubbling under nicely might be another way of putting it. They are the ones who claimed that they came here to win the World Cup." Preliminary
", From Moon: "People and the press so over reacted after the 1-1 draw with the USA. Some bad news to report ahead of kick-off.
It is 44 years since they beat West Germany in the World Cup and since then it has not been much fun playing their old rivals.
Germany's deserved win and convincing victory margin will be overshadowed forever in the minds of Fabio Capello and his squad by a moment they believe robbed them of the hope of reaching the last eight. The United States and England finished tied at the top of the group with five points each; their goal differences were also level at +1, but the United States won the group having scored more goals than England in their three games. John Terry and Matthew Upson have been so poor today that Mario Gomez takes them both on, the German sub lashing his right-foot shot over the bar from an angle on the right. Joel Aguilar (El Salvador) A change a piece as Jermain Defoe comes on for Emile Heskey for England and Algeria send on Djamal Abdoun for Ryad Boudabouz. England are giving it away too easily, and we've said that before. You’ll also get exclusive access to FIFA games, contests and prizes. World Cup Index This is PART 2 of the full-length documentary 'The Media Circus', which profiles the outstanding technicians and effects on show at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.
They need a period of possession, preferably with Wayne Rooney on the ball. His constant roaming in midfield has rendered him ineffective. "That's Capello's last throw of the dice.". He just can't do everything by himself.". England looked dead and buried, and now they are in charge of the game. It means a lot to everyone, doesn’t it? England's World Cup final might take place against Slovenia in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday at 1500 BST.
"England have to set the tempo here, otherwise they might be beaten to it.". Fasten your seatbelts... England give the ball back to Algeria, Algeria give it straight back to England and then England let Algeria have another go. And if they go 1-0 up, the Germans will have to take more risks and England can make it 2-0. It's bad news for us, I'm afraid. Fabio always said he would pick the players in form and Joe Hart was the best of the three goalkeepers last season, but that would have represented a big risk.
Confirmed England team: David James, Glen Johnson, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Ashley Cole, Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe.
He played well in the last game and looks really sharp in training.
Germany: 1-Manuel Neuer; 16-Philipp Lahm, 3-Arne Friedrich, 17-Per Mertesacker, 20-Jerome Boateng, 13-Thomas Mueller, 6-Sami Khedira, 7-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 10-Lukas Podolski, 8-Mesut Ozil, 11-Miroslav Klose. Nice exchange of passes down the Algerian right but this time it ends with Ryad Boudebouz hitting a first-time left-foot shot that doesn't trouble David James.
Watch full World Cup 2010 football matches online on Footballia. I'll bring you full teams as soon as I can, but I'm hearing Algeria have the inexperienced Rais M'Bolhi in goal instead of Faouzi Chaouchi, who presumably failed to recover from that knee injury. Ryad Boudebouz goes in hard on Gareth Barry, sending the Man City midfielder flying into the air, but he did get some of the ball too. en. World Cup-wise, it's probably over for a few of us. But what can you expect when the team is not announced until you leave for the bus? Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)
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"When I saw Germany play Australia, a poor performance by Australia I grant you, I thought it was the best complete team performance of the tournament but I ask whether they can play any better. England felt the full force of the fury of the thousands of fans who flooded Cape Town in the vain hope of seeing a performance that improved on their first draw against the United States in Rustenburg. ", "I just hope we beat Germany because there has been a bit of a past history between England and Germany, but you know as long as our guys do their best, the country will be hugely proud of them. England have got the players to win the match but they just need to play well. I think it’s what I’m here for.
Gareth Barry slams a shot in from the edge of the area but it hits Fouad Kadir and Algeria clear their lines. Fingers crossed.
Infostrada Sports tell us that only once has a team gone on to win the World Cup after drawing its first two matches: Italy in 1982. ", "It is England v Germany so it is 50-50 but England have better players, or more better players, so I expect them to win.
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