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England 2 – 2 Sweden June 21, 2006

Posted by fukumimi in World Cup.


Two defensive errors from England prevented us from beating Sweden for the first time in 38 years.

Beckham was at least partly responsible for the first goal, his marking being poor at the near post for the first Sweden goal headed in from a corner.

The second Sweden goal was Sol Campbell making a mess of a clearance in the 6 yard box. Hopefully Rio Ferdinand will be fit for the knock out stages.
Owen's apparent knee injury is a major concern. Neville hasn't been training since his injury, that is also a concern, given Ferdinand's substitution today. Looking a bit thin at the back. Suggest we could play an asymmetrical 3-2-3-2 (3-3-2-2 or even 3-2-2-2-1?) with Beckham behind Lennon on the right wing, as we saw for some of the T&T game. 

Brighter news for England – Joe Cole again looking in form again, Rooney looking sharper every time he comes out onto the pitch, and Gerrard is looking good, as ever.



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