Write-up by Andrew Lydon
With just 3 days to go the pleasure is developing as the nation prepares alone for the subsequent instalment of anticipation followed by nearly certain underachievement from the “Golden Generation” of England footballers. Whether it is at the conclude of the group stage (unlikely), the final sixteen (feasible), the quarter finals (likely) or outside of, the England Football Team will return property, sore, bruised and full of excuses. But with Fabio Capello at the helm undoubtedly England will stay away from the ignominy of the penalty shoot out or the consequences of Wayne Rooney’s dismissal for a instant of Latin inspired madness? How well will England do and what are the team’s probabilities this time (more than any time)? With my crystal ball in tow this is what truly happens at the 2010 Globe Cup in South Africa………England have been provided a favourable draw: – no English player need to be fearful of Rene Krhin (Slovenia), the “never ever say die attitude” of Rafik Djebbour (Algeria) or the silky abilities of Carlos Bocanegra (USA). England stop up as group winners exactly where they confront a final sixteen encounter with (on no) GERMANY! And this is in which their campaign ignites.
Germany have 1 of the best documents of all the recognised footballing nations and England have a single of the worst! But this is not a classic German aspect and they misplaced their talisman, Michael Ballack, in one of the previously warm up fixtures. The Germans nonetheless possess expertise (you never ever compose off the Germans!) and their crew is made up of several world course performers with the likes of Bastien Schweinsteiger, Phillip Lahm and Miroslav Klose on display. But from the ease and comfort of my sofa, with feet outstretched on my footstool and with beer in hand the Germans are mastered and England defeat them:- in a penalty shootout! So who do England face in the quarter ultimate? It turns out to be the pesky Uruguayans and their prolific goal machine (and Manchester United flop), Diego Forlan. But Uruguay can not depend on just 1 gentleman and they do not have the strength in depth that the top groups will need to compete at this level. Diego might be 1 of the greatest goal poachers for Athletico Madrid in La Liga but in the World Cup Quarter Closing versus England, Ledley King “has him in his pocket” and the striker proves entirely ineffectual. The Three Lions win the game when Emile Heskey scores his eighth ever before England objective in a restricted and nervous encounter.
The Globe Cup Semi Ultimate sees the fashionable Dutch take on the at any time bettering English in what turns out to be a traditional Globe Cup fixture. Van Bommel scores early for Holland whilst England reply when Joe Cole conjurers up a bit of magic and lobs Van der Saar from exterior the box. Then England consider the lead when Crouch heads in from close range only for the outstanding Wesley Sneijder to equalise just prior to 50 % time. The 2nd half remains goalless and extra time is looming when Gareth Barry scores his 2nd ever England goal to get his staff towards the closing. With seconds to go and every single Englishmen down to his final millimetre of bite ready fingernail, Robin van Persie is tripped in the penalty place by the hapless John Terry…PENALTY!!! Van Persie himself measures up to consider the spot kick and as an alternative of putting his shot, he blasts the ball inches broad of Joe Hart’s left hand publish! The referee seems to be at his observe, blows and England are in their 1st Entire world Cup Closing given that 1966! Utter pandemonium as the nation celebrates in joyous unison (and all ideas of the current Tory / Lib Dem spending budget massacre are banished until an additional day!)England play Spain in the ultimate and are beaten by 4 objectives to nil.
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