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Last Updated: Sunday June 13 2010 08:37 GMT

England draw first World Cup game

England goalkeeper Robert Green upset after letting a goal in during England v USA match.

Millions of England fans are waking up disappointed after the squad drew 1-1 in their opening World Cup match against the USA in Rustenburg.

It all started so well - with captain Steven Gerrard giving England an early lead just four minutes into the game.

But five minutes before half-time US player Clint Dempsey took a poor shot at the goal - and it trickled past England keeper Robert Green.

The game finished 1-1. England now face Algeria on June 18 in Cape Town.

Robert Green said he knows millions of England fans are disappointed with him - but will try and move on from the mistake.

England boss Fabio Capello said knows Green blundered - but he also made a crucial save later on in the match.

Players celebrate after captain Steven Gerrard gives England an early lead.
Players celebrate after captain Steven Gerrard gives England an early lead.

Thousands miss goal

People watching the match on ITV's high-definition channel missed England's only goal in the match after a cut to an early advert break - just seconds before Gerrard's goal.

ITV has apologised, saying that a transmission problem temporarily affected the HD service.

Other games

In other results, South Korea beat Greece 2-0 and Argentina beat Nigeria 1-0.