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England 1-0 Paraguay
Saturday, 10 June 2006




England fans proudly display their flags

St George's flags adorn all corners of the ground as England's travelling support fills the majority of the seats

A Paraguay fan smiles in Frankfurt

The Paraguay fans that do make it inside are in good spirits as they hope to see their side pull off an upset

Carlos Gamarra beats his own goalkeeper in the third minute

Their hopes are dashed, however, when David Beckham's early free-kick is headed into his own net by Carlos Gamarra

David Beckham celebrates the opening goal

The England captain celebrates along with the fans as the goal settles a few nerves both on and off the pitch

Justo Villar receives treatment but it is not enough to keep him in the game

The situation worsens for Paraguay in the sixth minute when goalkeeper Justo Villar injures himself and has to be replaced

Nelson Valdez rues his missed opportunity

The South Americans' best chance falls to Nelson Valdez shortly before the interval but he shoots just wide

Sven-Goran Eriksson and Steve McClaren discuss tactics

The pattern of play changes after the break as Paraguay start to dictate, causing much debate on the England bench

Paraguay go close to equalising

The decision is made to withdraw Michael Owen for tactical reasons but the chances keep coming for the team in blue

A packed stadium enjoys the action

With both sides spurning opportunities, the tension builds within the stadium to ensure a nervy finish to the game

England supporters celebrate victory

England survive two minutes of injury time to allow their followers to celebrate a much-needed win



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Your World Cup photos - 10 June
10 Jun 06 |  World Cup 2006


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