England’s one and only Soccer Worldcup success was a home win in 1966. However this victory is now a vague memory as the team failed to attest their trophy as expected, in 1970. Their failure to qualify in three world soccer qualifying games has also impacted the team’s overall success.
But, following a suite of modest performance under Sven-Goran Eriksson and Steve McClaren, there seems to be a new boost of energy in the team thanks to coach Fabio Capello. With a new spark of possibility for the Three Lions’ squad, the team needs to recover their stature. With their recent display of confidence and the fact that the weather conditions during the South Africa Worldcup 2010 will be to their benefit, England certainly have a possibility of at least achieving a semi-final place.
The Core Soccer Worldcup Players
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has displayed extensive dedication and is the best goal scorer having scored 9 goals in 9 matches. Assisting goal scorers are midfielders Steven Gerrard (3) and Frank Lampard (4). Front-man Peter Crouch is not to be ignored with his four strikes in as many games and Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe showing his capability with 3 goals in only 135 minutes of play. John Terry and Frank Lampard (10) have had the most Soccer Worldcup appearances of the Three Lions’ soccer team.
Fabio Capello was born on June 18, 1946 in San Canzian d’Isonzo, Italy and has received numerous honors including multiple Serie A and La Liga titles. As a player for Italy, Capello’s best match was ironically in 1973 against England at Wembley. Recognized for his dogmatic style, Capello has had a considerable impression on the England soccer team and has developed them from a situation of hopelessness to one of possibility as they go into the South Africa Worldcup 2010 as valid candidates.
England FIFA Soccer Worldcup Attainments
– England’s entrance to Soccer Worldcup was in 1950 in Brazil and since then they have played in 11 worldwide showpieces. Their first and only championship was on home soil in 1966.
– On October 8, 2005, England began a chain of ten sequential victories in FIFA World Soccer qualifiers. However this came to an sharp end on October 10, 2009 when they were over-powered 1-0 by Ukraine.
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