Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Downfall

England played really poorly last night ending up with a 0-0 draw against Algeria. It was horrid especially the English players couldn't really break through the Algerian defense, and had trouble passing the ball to each other. If you look at the stats, their short pass was terrible (72%) and crosses (0%).

When the final whistle blew, the majority of the English fans starting booing their team. This prompted Wayne Rooney to exclaim, rather sarcastically, to the TV cameras: "it's nice to see your own fans booing you." Sadly this heated comment was broadcast around the world, and the English papers did not take it too kindly.

At least they still have a chance in the final match against Slovenia, who nearly beat team USA yesterday. The US team were saved by two 2nd half goals by Donovan and Bradley, with a third goal disallowed for reasons unknown.

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