FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Season 1 Episode 23

England vs. Algeria

Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jun 18, 2010 on ESPN
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England vs. Algeria
Group C, Match 23: England vs. Algeria, 8:30 PM, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town.

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  • group c

    A crucial group c matchup here. England tied the US and needed a w here. Algeria lost to Slovenia and probably needed a w here. Neither team got what they wanted, in fact, both teams screwed themselves royally. Rather than a 0-0 draw they should have made a deal to both score two goals so that they could have a shot at advancing.

    England is in serious trouble now and they really need to beat Slovenia when they play them. I picked Brazil to win it all, but I certainly did not expect England to possibly not even come out of their group.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • England Coach Fabio Capello: This is not the team I recognize from training or from qualifying. We missed too many passes, lost too many balls. It was not a good game. We have to do better. We have another game to play. It's our last chance to continue in the tournament. The players know what they have to do. We need to get to the ball quicker. It's not just a question of one player. It's the team. We can change the tactics if we have to, but we have to do better.

    • Algeria Coach Rabah Saadane: I don't know what happened to [England] tonight. They weren't at their best - I thought they would be better. We could have won and so could they. Both teams had opportunities. I think it was a match where everyone tried as much as they could and it's a pity it was a draw and a goalless draw at that.

    • England Midfielder Steven Gerrard: We need to improve, it's as simple as that. There are no excuses and we know that we now have to go and win the last game. Of course that brings more pressure but to play at this level you've got to be able to handle that. You've got to be able to play under pressure with England but we just never hit our level today and it's not good enough. I don't know why that was, but we weren't aggressive enough, we didn't win the ball back early enough and there was no cutting edge in the final third. Of course you have to give credit to Algeria for getting a draw off us but we should be beating them. We have to look at ourselves.

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