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England's World Cup 2010 Opponents

England qualified for the World Cup 2010 finals in South Africa. Despite failing to qualify for Euro 2008 they made it to to the final stages of World Cup 2010. But could they meet their fans' unreasonable demands?

England had been seeded and drawn into Group C. England's World Cup 2010 opposition were USA, Algeria and Slovenia.

World Cup 2006
"England will be victorious! Noone can stop them. They are invincible."
Date: Saturday 12 June, 1930 BST
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Result: England 1 - 1 USA

Ranked 14th in the world at the time of the draw, USA were never going to be a pushover. Having continually improved over recent years, a defeat by the USA was far from out of the question.
Flights to USA

Date: Friday 18 June, 1930 BST
Venue: Newlands Stadium, Capetown
Result: England 0 - 0 USA

Quite possibly the most tedious 90 minutes ever endured by anyone. Both teams failed to inspire or entertain. If England keep up this standard of play they are almost certainly not going to progress to the next stage.
Flights to Algeria

Date: Wednesday 25 June, 1500 BST
Venue: Port Elizabeth Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Result: England 1 - 0 Slovenia

Slovenia were top of the group going into this match, and England were in 4th place. England needed a win to progress to the last 16. And with the help of a Jermaine Defoe 22nd minute goal, that was exactly what they achieved. They would have won the group had it not been for a last minute gaol by USA to defeat Algeria by the same score.
Flights to Slovenia

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