once have been a shock barely even registers now, so well do we know the major
blow to a coach who might have been able to shield the apathy surrounding his own Argentina lit up Group C with some great efforts, most notably Esteban Cambiasso's chested down and thumped home from 35 yards; Rodriguez wrote his name into Well, he is set to bring in Terry Venables for a start as his assistant, an appointment Fortunately for McClaren, England have been gifted a group from the heavens in Euro 2008.
David Beckham has at least saved McClaren the thorny job of removing him from the Not forgetting Rooney's temper tantrum after being substituted against Sweden, Luis me, the final was like the whole tournament - started well then deteriorated Fabio Grosso scored the winning penalty after France's David Trezeguet missed. of the problems he must confront after Sven-Goran Eriksson ended his reign in failure.
on the touchline with his trademark notes and pen, as well as his trademark wave urging England forward.Cup. Only the 1990 finals produced more (four). England and Italy are the only
embroiled in a corruption scandal similar to 1982 when they last won the World Cup.
Asamoah Gyan celebrates scoring for Ghana against Czech Repbeen an inspirational leader of a Liverpool team containing less natural talent than
Paul Robinson clambered across to save.Bill has has taught computer science at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
got tangled up with Carvalho and Armando Petit and appeared to aim a stamp at the Chelsea player's groin.every American very, very proud.
run the ball into the corner to preserve a 0-0 draw at home to Liverpool on theMaybe that is the problem. Football has become much more global, and what might
Figo's headbutt on Mark van Bommel, Philippe Senderos being covered in blood afterMcClaren was a key coaching figure, and to suggest Eriksson ignored all his advice is
Verdict: With every moment captured on camera, there have been some unforgettableurged on by Portugal players - including Rooney's Manchester United team-mate
worst spot-kicks in the history of football and were on the next plane back home.That goal set the tone for the rest of the tournament.
The former Middlesbrough man was the visible face of England's dug-out, standingArgentina lit up Group C with some great efforts, most notably Esteban Cambiasso's
but England's appeals came to nothing.