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Saturday, 15 June, 2002, 13:44 GMT 14:44 UK
Eriksson hails job well done
Michael Owen celebrates scoring England's second goal
Owen went off with a groin problem
Sven-Goran Eriksson celebrated a job well done after England cruised into the last eight with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Denmark.

And the England coach played down fears that injuries to Michael Owen and Paul Scholes could keep them out of the quarter-finals.

"Michael's is a groin injury but we don't think it's a bad one. We think he will be available," said Eriksson.

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It was brilliant - hopefully we can keep the supporters smiling
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Rio Ferdinand

"Scholes twisted his ankle but I don't think it's bad.

"We now have six days before the next game - time to rest, recover and heal injuries and I wish all the spectators a nice weekend."

Three goals in the first half put England in the driving seat before half-time.

And they kept the Danes at bay with relative ease after the break to set up a meeting with either Brazil or Belgium in Shizuoka next Friday.

Thomas Sorensen knocked the ball over his own line
Denmark were undone by defensive errors

Eriksson added: "Three nil is maybe too much but we won and we're in the quarter-finals.

"In the second half we defended very well. Denmark had the ball a lot but didn't create very much."

Captain David Beckham said the display was an improvement on the 0-0 draw with Nigeria which took England through to the second phase.

"We have done our job, played some great football, and in the second half we just made sure of it.

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I could have stayed on but when you're 3-0 up at half-time there is no point risking it in the second half
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Michael Owen

"I was pleased for Emile (Heskey) and Michael (Owen). It was nice for Michael to get his first goal of the competition.

"The whole team came in for a bit of stick after the last game. One person described it as awful but we have done a good job today.

"I'm not bothered if we get Brazil or Belgium. I want to play the best team and the best players.

"Both are good teams. Whoever we get we are in the quarter-finals and happy."


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