1-0 Suarez 39'
1-1 Rooney (75')
2-1 Suarez (85')
england are complete shite. and thats being nice. no formation, no tactics, no idea what they were doing to be honest. suarez was a beast. punished them. great to see him back, cant wait to see him 100% fit.
England are ok. They dominated the game in passes, possession, chances and shots on target. The problem is the defence is much poorer than it was a few years ago, and Italy as well as Uruguay were utterly clinical. It's funny really, England's attack could never create a sniff and we ground out results for several years with pretty good solid defensive displays. Now we can genuinely create chances but not finish them, and the defence is now seriously dodgy. The winner was just a hoof that goes straight through. No professional side should fall for those, let alone an international one.
England are over-hyped. OK = average. to have such a massive league and to be average = shite. they dominated in passes - yeah, tiki taka dominated in passes too but whats the point of passing so much and go nowhere. they had possession - meaningless possession. for the amount of goals to possession compared to uruguay, they sucked. England needs more quality players...not over-hyped players. QUALITY PLAYERS. massive difference. People should stop trying to convince themselves that hype = quality. its not. if you want an example, look at germany, not many over-hyped players, they have quality players that perform.
I think you are, as is usual like many others, massively overreacting to England's losses. England are not overhyped. Nobody hyped England. Everybody's expectations were that it was a struggle to get out of the group. England were only 3rd ranked in the group before the tournament started and that is where people expected them to finish. Everyone realised for years now England are an ok side, nothing more, nothing less. It's boring to hear people go nuts just because an England side everyone now knows isn't full of world class stars loses against decent sides. The fact is England haven't been terrible in their two games, they just haven't been quite good enough. There really wasn't much between the sides in the two games. Two years ago the Italians beat England on penalties, and England played genuinely terrible and were totally outclassed, massively. Not so much this time. 4 years ago England played awful, but could (read: should) have been 2-2 against Germany in the knockouts at half time. This time England have actually been decent apart from defensive lapses that were punished mercilessly by a pair of classy strikers. This side played better than 2 and 4 years ago, but in a tougher group with better teams so they have come up just a bit short. No need for anyone to start going nuts as if people thought England would waltze the group or something. That's ridiculous.
Suarez hasn't played in around six weeks and had surgery in between, and he single handedly takes England out of the running with some really clinical finishing. World class.
Godín MOTM, it takes real skill to avoid a blatant red card. Liverpool 2 England 1.
you mean Liverpool 2 Liverpool 1. The England side was practically Liverpool.
I expected England to lose. They can rave about their young players all they want, but the likes of Sterling, Wilshere and Barkley are average. Compare to other countries: Verratti, Pogba, Isco, Draxler, Neymar, Gotze, Koke. Dont even get me started on the defence, or the Gerrard-Henderson combo in midfield - both completely clueless.
No? Those players are average and are only hyped up due to being English
@Koyes you're somewhat correct in the over hype, but some of the players have genuine quality, high quality at that, it's just not transitioned to the England team. He's the same kind of chap who would claim Rooney is shit without contemplating the sheer amount of goals, assists and effort he's put into football since he was 16.
DOnt think I mentioned Rooney in my list. He's world class. Problem is he's surrounded by average players. Ronaldo has a similar problem at Portgual; Bale likewise (but an extreme example). These young players will achieve the same as the 'golden' generation gone by - nothing!
They're achieving (right now) more than the champions of the world, the favourites to win the entire competition, the pinnacle team of football greats, Spain. If it's not your day, it's not your day. Today was ruined by Gerrard and some bad decisions, not the youth. Besides that, I never mentioned that you mentioned Rooney :)
Rooney is great, though I think the bad season Utd had affected him. With the Liverpool players, they are good, but they tend to just flop under pressure. Look at gerrard for example. Just so everyone knows, I'm a Liverpool supporter
Wow some of you are really full of it. England had plenty of chances to finish the game. rooney hit the bar, had a good shot saved. Uraguay should have had a man sent off for the blantant smack in sturridges throat. First goal was poor defending, and second goal he was standing offside and got a lucky flickon. Uraguay won't be winning anything, neither will Brazil and neither will italy. The world cup is between Germany, Holland, France. As for Pogba, what exactly has he done that is soo good. Hows Spanish team doing, oops complete shit both games.
England has a decent team this time round. They may have been a little unlucky, but we all know that England in big games are just not that great. Spain was clueless, more clueless then headless chickens, but still doesn't make England that much better.
I could say Rooney's goal was a lucky tap in, your point? How can you say Uruguay won't win anything but then say France will? Suarez has filled Forlan's boots fully, Cavani has improved. Pogba? He's shown he's a great midfielder, if you mean judging by his performance in the world cup, how many world cup matches as he played? Spanish team did horrible, but that is besides the point, the Spanish already tasted success and gold, England hasn't.
Sturridge took on players and has alot of skill, england need more like him. How was that a lucky tap in, england created more chances, and were unlucky in both games. Suarez was standing in an offside position and got a LUCKY flickon. As for the comment below. HART has been awful in both games, he did not even put his hands up for Suarez's second goal.lol. But the real problem with England is it's centered around Rooney. Wilshire wasn't played and Chamberlain wasn't given a run in either games.
I wouldn't write Italy off too quick. For me they have been the best in the tournament so far. Tactically solid and controlled the game. Say what you want about Serie A but the Italian national team generally do well in big tournaments.
Thanks, England. You've made me thousands in the betting office over the last decade. I was hoping you could get to a penalty shootout, so I could get a laugh as well as a wallet full of money. Oh well.... You might as well go back to England now to get stoned and insulted by your bitter, hateful fans.
70% fit Suarez tears England apart. England is the 3rd ranked team in this group, they'd do good to finish 3rd too.
Spain are out too.. and at least England scored goals.
You can't win it all, just every now and then. Unless you're England, once and only once it seems.
The only thing Joe Hart could catch is the flight home.
I'm happy for Suarez, he shut the naysayers up and man in such fashion. England was unlucky a few times, but a miss is a miss, hitting the woodwork doesn't make you the better team, just means you didn't score from the opportunities given.
This world cup has been great for England. Criticize Gerrard and Sterling all you like, but the base of Liverpool players has given England's game more speed and creativity. At last, I wasn't bored to near death by England. It was actually intense, creative stuff, but awfully unlucky. They never finish the many chances they create and Suarez was just too eager to make them pay for all the shit he was put through in England. This isn't England's world cup, but this team can definitely be complete and ready to win the Euro 2016. I'm not a big fan of any European team, but it has to be said, England is playing damn good. They just have to finish those chances.
Suarez is a beast! Soy Celeste, what a victory. England is the chicken from the World Cup, seriously, this team is always overrated, since Owen and Beckham era.
I can't take anyone with a Pokemon avatar seriously.
I can't take a squad with only one World Cup (and robbed)seriously.
I hope you don't think I took that seriously?
Well.. im gutted! We still can get through but we need italia to win both games now. Need a good defense..
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