Category Archives: Group C

Group D Finale, 23 June

Germany sealed progress to the knockout stages as group winners, deposing Ghana at the summit of Group D with Mesut Ozil’s strike from the edge of the area. Ghana qualify despite their loss, thanks to Australia’s defeat of Serbia, and … Continue reading

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USA 1-0 Algeria

Landon Donovan’s last-minute winner rescued USA’s World Cup, sending them through to the second round as group winners, ahead of England on goals scored, where they will face Ghana. It would take the most blinkered Englishman to suggest they do … Continue reading

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Slovenia 0-1 England: Player Ratings

David James Didn’t have an awful lot to do but did it all very well. Held almost everything that came his way in another solid performance to add to his display against Algeria. Will surely be more involved against Germany … Continue reading

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Slovenia 0-1 England

In a word: better. This was a spirited performance, and one in which the pampered brats of the Premier League showed the world that yes, they can in fact play as a team. The scoreline flattered a Slovenian side who … Continue reading

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Rumoured England Team v Slovenia

This was doing the rounds last night and I ignored it initially but it keeps cropping up so there might be something in it: James; Johnson, Upson, Terry, A Cole; Milner, Lampard, Barry, Gerrard; Rooney, Defoe. Not entirely sure what … Continue reading

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Slovenia 2-2 USA

A late Michael Bradley strike rescued a draw for a USA side that looked doomed at half time. This was a stirring second half performance by the US, and they might even have won it at the death. Maurice Edu … Continue reading

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England 0-0 Algeria

Where to begin? This was horrible stuff from the first minute to last. England can still qualify with a win over Slovenia and may yet top the group, but that is not the point. The point is why, after the … Continue reading

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