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Friday, 3 April 2009

England on target for World Cup

A new chapter in England's history starts to be written as they win five qualifiers in a row leaving them 5 points clear of their group. This latest victory against a Ukraine team with a long-standing unbeaten record. At this stage, it is hard to see where England might drop points in this group having beaten all-comers so far. Croatia and Ukraine are both highly-ranked teams on the World stage, yet we have beaten Croatia 4-0 in their own back-yard. Croatia and Ukraine have drawn when they played each other, but Ukraine have a game-in-hand against Andorra which should secure a further three points and effectively puts Ukraine and Croatia on ten points each. Croatia have played Andorra twice and have played four of their five games at home.The group winners automatically qualify, with the eight (of nine) best second-placed teams entering a play-off stage, from which four will gain a place in the World Cup in South Africa - this means that England must fight tooth and nail to stay top of their group, as qualification from second place would be a tough route to take.
To go with a new winning attitude, England wore a new kit for the first time last week, somewhat more casual looking than previous outfits, the polo-style shirt will no doubt prove popular Summer-wear in England.

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