Can England end 44 years without any silverware and finally triumph as world champions in South Africa?
This summer, South Africa are hosting the most anticipated footballing competition in the world, the FIFA World Cup. 352 players (11 of the best players from each country) representing 32 countries from around the planet all with the dream of lifting the World Cup on July 11th 2010. As always, there are a variety of favourites to win the competition in the build up to the highly anticipated footballing competition. Usual favourites such as Brazil, European Champions Spain, current world champions Italy, Argentina and Germany are all amongst the favourites to win the competition. England are also seen as possible favourites to win the World Cup but have they got what it takes to triumph for the first time in 44 years.
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Should have been out at the group stages
They are now out. And in a pretty dismal performance as well. The defence practically seemed not to exist during their game with germany while the attack and midfield were pretty average at best. What is worse is that England may actually have played better than they did in their group stage games. They were just so bad in those games that they should have been out much earlier. If England had not had such an easy group then they would have been.
If England had really been going on to do well at this WC they would have won the group and had a pretty easy route to the semis, as it is they came second to the USA and that meant going the hard way. Were they ever really likely to beat Germany, followed by Argentina in the quarters and then a semi against who knows yet, probably Spain or Portugal?
What do you think?