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Cruel

AdvantagesA young team, who must look to 2004/2006

DisadvantagesHave to look to the future now, we're out

"...and easy win over Denmark, England reached the Quarter Finals as second favourites. A match against favourites Brazil was never going to be easy, but the tournament had already seen enough upsets. With a seemingly ‘easy’ semi against Senegal or Sweden though, the winner of this match looked set to emerge as clear favourites. England once again made no changes, despite having a fully fit squad. Brazil dropped Juninho, opting for a slightly ..." Read review
21.06.2002

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jambo5678

NON TECHNICAL, EMOTIONALLY DRIVEN RANT

AdvantagesGives us all heart for Deutschland 2006

DisadvantagesWe could've won the damn thing!

"...largely inexperienced, but extremely unified England side could not match the might of the technically perfect Samba Boys, and so the heavy weight of national expectation was both too much and too premature to be justified once again. Not for 12 years since a nail-biting 3-2 victory over Cameroon had England played such an important World Cup fixture. Yet this one seemed to hold more gravitas, for some reason. Maybe it was because the opponents ..." Read review
22.06.2002

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