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The Three Lions will roar no more

June 27, 2010

England players were taught a footballing lesson by their German counterparts in a heavy defeat suffered by the English side, 4-1, added to that a very controversial decision near half time when Lampard’s shot bounced behind the line and came out, but the officials did not spot it and the goal was never given, which at that time, at 2-1 for Germany, could have changed the course of the game, but from there on the Germans controlled the match, and added two more goals to thrash England and qualify for the quarter-final.Klose opened the scoring rout for the Germans on the 20th minute, as Upson struggled back to try keep the German hitman at bay, but unsuccessfully, and Klose slotted home past a helpless James. Twelve minutes later, another super movement by the Germans, and Muller calmly slotted a pass to Podolski on the far post, who did not falter with his one-on-one with James to double Germany’s lead and almost kill England’s hopes.

However, five minutes later Upson managed to head past Neuer following a cross from Gerrard, and that goal gave England some motivation to attack the Germans, and Lampard had a shot looping towards goal. Neuer was beaten, but although the ball bounced behind the line and into play, resulting in a goal, the latter was never given as the officials failed to spot that the ball had indeed gone in, and this was the turning point of the match.

The Germans controlled the second half despite more movements from England players in trying to get an equalizer, and on the counter attack which resulted as Barry lost the ball, Muller scored the third for Germany on the 67th minute to clearly bury the Three Lions. The Mannschaft was not over yet as they humiliated England with a fourth goal 3 minutes later, as Ozil set up Muller yet again in the box, and James left helpless once again as the Germans sealed their victory for the quarter-finals. Later on today Argentina and Mexico will battle out their place as well to meet the Germans in the quarter-final match.

The result of this defeat for England may see Capello moving for new horizons, and to be frank I think it’s time an Englishman takes control of the national team. The side needs to be rejuvenated as well, but we all know that there are more foreign top class players in the Premier League teams than Englishmen themselves, and to build another England team will may be take some more years or decades in the end, but many national teams have already taken the step (the Germans for example) and the FA must start pondering on this issue as well.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2010 10:15 pm

    Great blog you got going here and a very well written article! I think it was brutal to see the Germany-England game go the way it did. Also, you think you check out my post cuz I really wanna hear your opinion on my thoughts.

  2. billyboneshaker permalink
    June 28, 2010 2:48 pm

    well, I expected England to lose but it was an emphatic performance by young German team. Sadly, the game would be remembered more for the controversy than awesome display by the German team.

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