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Sweden 2-2 England
Tuesday, 20 June 2006




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2245: Joe Lewis (LE2 Rams)
We have three World Class attacking players in the side: Cole, Rooney and Gerrard. For the Beckham apologists, when is he going to give us a decent tournament? Poor captaincy from him, no leadership in the team whatsoever. Excellent game again from Cole though, he's by far the best player we have out there form-wise.

2217: lfc555555
Lampard has to go to make way for Gerrard, keep Hargreaves in, he had a great game and was what we were missing

2215: Guy_Kewney
With this perfomance we won't even beat Ecuador

2213: Appy Ammer
Beckham was rubbish, defending from set pieces appaling, and I wish to God, Sven would use Lennon

2157: Geordieman100
Very poor England side who will be lucky to get past Equador after that second half Beckham what a waste of space.

2156: Gonzalez comin in the summer
The worst display of defending I have ever seen!

2154: Giovanni27
Did that count as defending at all? England just fell asleep

2146: Ingurluuund!!!
I'm a Man Utd fan who could kiss Gerrard. Do I need help?

2144: Toony-fromToon
Good old Stevie! That's the way to do it!!

2136: numani
Rooney is still way off fitness. 30 minutes is the best he can give, by the weekend it will be a genuine half a match effort

2134: Old_Man_Jeeves
I can't see this England team going far in the tournament - if they are lucky, they will reach the quarters but that's about it

2128: YoungManUSA
England's biggest weakness appears to be defending set pieces and some of their passing from midfielders - either too soft or too hard

2117: Pukel-man
Our right side is so toothless. Carragher's not an attacking fullback and Beckham offers no pace or width

2114: madflava76
Sweden has come out gunning. What is going on? England get your act together and get a goal.

2112: De Zeeuw
If we're serious contenders for the World Cup we should be beating Sweden

2111: FritzOnline
Nice header. Now for 40 minutes of long ball

2102: Toony-fromToon
More of the same in the second half will do for me! Come on England!

2050: ryan
On current form Gerrard should play the next game and keep Hargreaves in midfield

2045:uk7score
Hargreaves is doing the dirty work and letting Lampard do the running - the midfield already looks balanced.

2032: worshipleader
Well it's been coming, what an excellent goal

2025: OZZY_LFC
They keep shooting when a through ball is easier and a much better option

2013: putz_villa1983
Someone should tell Lampard to quit passing the ball back to the other keeper. He may have had the most shots at the world cup so far but 90% of them have been pitiful

2009: m2_auk
Should have taken five strikers - hope Theo can step up otherwise we are in deep trouble

1958: Bluevaio
3-1 to England sounds realistic! I cant wait to watch this game!

1943: Shaneomac2006
I think we will beat Sweden maybe 2-0. Sweden have not faced a team as strong as this England one for a long time

1939: No more Mori, Just Chips & Riise
For the optimists it is a chance to show the rest of the world that we can deliver on the big stage. For the pessimists at worst we get through to meet Germany

1925: Crouchie's Dance Instructor
This one has 0-0 written all over it. Two solid, but unspectacular, sides who are already through to the next round

1801: simonv
England will lose 2-1. Their performances so far have been shockingly amateurish. The only time that they woke up from the torpor was when Rooney came on against Trinidad.

1753: Pukel-man
The biggest game of Owen Hargreaves' life. If he can perform and we look balanced, then he might stay in for the rest of the tournament

1619: Lord Summerisle
I don't want England to do anything other than go out intending to win tonight. The way the Germany v Ecuador game is going, if England win and finish top then we get Ecuador. That suits me just fine.

1601: Uncle Slippy
On the basis of the Germany v Ecuador game, hands up those who still wouldn't fancy Ecuador in the next round as opposed to the host nation. What an incentive for the English team tonight - I'm not saying Ecuador would be easy but definitely a team England should beat fairly easily. Sven's boys have gotta go for a stylish win tonight and actually make an impression on this World Cup.

1558: NoMoreHype
Tonight's the time for England's players to step up and justify the hype. Let's have less bling, WAGs and photos in Hello - and more actual performances on the pitch. Why don't Lampard, Beckham and Gerrard deliver on the world stage? Blaming Sven isn't the whole story - maybe they're just not good enough? Come on England - prove me wrong!

1530: NoRepeatOf66
I think Sweden would love to finish top. However, I don't think they have the firepower to do it. Larsson is no longer the threat he once was, Ljungberg is not exactly setting the Premiership alight as he once did and the defence could be described as slow.

1528: BigBobJoylove
A surefire draw. We are a better side than them but our Manager is Swedish, hence the draw.

1335: 01lordj
As an England fan I would hate for Germany to lose this afternoon. This faces England with the dilemma of whether to play as normal or would they dare play to lose? Tricky situation, Good Luck Boys.

1315: YakQueudrue
I predict a comfortable 3-0 England win, and a massive boost to confidence going into the last 16.

1300: Feed_the_Steed
Sweden would love nothing more than for us to stroll around and play for a draw.

1145: cassiel1972
I'd be happy to see us "win ugly", as Gary Neville put it, so would the manager, the squad and the rest of the nation.

1130: richmed10
I'd be happy with a draw, and rather suspect Sweden would be content too. Sweden are a bogey side for us.

1113: StanHibbert
If I were Sven, I wouldn't let the team know how Germany and Ecuador had finished, they need to concentrate on the Sweden game. I'm not bothered who we get though really, I think even though the Germans are on home soil we are still better than them. Ecuador look good but again we are better than them.


GROUP B: HOW IT FINISHED

  PGDPTS
  England 3 3 7
  Sweden 3 1 5
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  Paraguay 3 0 3
  Trin & Tob 3 -4 1


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