Spain’s 8 goals in 7 games is the lowest total by 3 goals - quite some distance. England in 66 and Brazil in 94 previously held the record with 11.
Mon, July 12th 2010
Spain 1 - Holland 0
A goal from Iniesta minutes from the end of extra time settled a poor World Cup final.
Mon, June 14th 2010
Despite a good performance against USA, Heskey’s weaknesses are impossible to hide.
Sat, June 12th 2010
England 1 - USA 1
A calamitous slip from England’s Rob Green gifted USA a draw after England took an early lead.
Fri, June 4th 2010
England captain Rio Ferdinand will miss the World Cup after suffering ligmament damage to his left knee in the team’s first training session in South Africa.
Steven Gerrard will now take over as England captain for the tournament.
Ferdinand will be replaced by Spurs’ Michael Dawson.
Tue, June 1st 2010
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was the surprise omission from Fabio Capello’s 23-man England World Cup squad.
Darren Bent, Adam Johnson, Scott Parker, Michael Dawson, Leighton Baines and Tom Huddlestone also miss out.
The final squad is:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham).
Defenders: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa).
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Aston Villa), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City).
Forwards: Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).
Sun, May 30th 2010
England 2 - Japan 1
An experimental England rely on 2 own goals as they scrape a victory against Japan.
Sat, May 29th 2010
Brazil 1982: the best team never to win?
The Brazil team of Espana ‘82 were arguably one of the best attacking teams Brazil had ever produced. Defending was a different matter…
Capello gives Bent and Huddlestone starts against Japan
What clues are there for England’s South Africa 2010 squad?
Thu, May 27th 2010
The Fan chooses its 22 for South Africa
With one more friendly against Japan before the World Cup, who should Capello take, and who should be staying at home?