World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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English Team in the FIFA World Cup 2014

«World Cup in Brazil.
«Teams of the World Cup 2014.

The Football Association

»Official Information: The FA - The Football Association.
Founded October 26th 1863 - the oldest in the World. Notice that they call themselves The Football Association.

Qualyfing World Cup 2014

From September 2012 to October 2013, England will play the Group H of Europe Qualification of the World Cup Brazil; the group comprises England, Poland, Ukraine, Montenegro, Moldova and San Marino.

»Moldova 0 x 5 England
»England 1 x 1 Ukraine
»England 5 x 0 San Marino
»Poland 1 x 1 England
»San Marino x England
»Montenegro x England
»England x Moldova
»Ukraine x England
»England x Montenegro
»England x Poland

We will publish the list of players who participate in the last round of the Qualifyings.

Great Britain in the Olympics 2012

In July and August 2012, the Great Britain team played four football matches in the Olympic Games 2012 in London.
In the Olympics, the Great Britain team comprises athletes from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; notice that, in FIFA Competitions, each country plays with their own team.

The British team was eliminated in the quarter-final, beaten by Korea on penalties.

Read this analysis of the British performance, by BBC.

Sixteen countries disputed the Olympic finals in London. Besides Britain, other favorites to medal were Spain, Uruguay and Brazil.
A bit surprisingly, the gold medalist was Mexico, who beat Brazil in the final match.

»Great Britain 1 x 1 Senegal
»Great Britain 3 x 1 UAE
»Great Britain 1 x 0 Uruguay
»Great Britain 1 x 1 Korea (4 - 5 shoot outs)

Players (Olympic teams can only have three players over 23 years old; in the British team, such players were Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards; see some promising English youngsters):
Lineup of the match against Korea (see full squad): Jack Butland (GK); Neil Taylor, Ryan Bertrand, Steven Caulker, Tom Cleverley (official site), Joe Allen; Daniel Sturridge, Craig Bellamy (C)(Ryan Giggs); Micah Richards (Craig Dawson), Aaron Ramsey, Scott Sinclair (Danny Rose).
Coach: Stuart Pearce.

England in the Euro Cup 2012

In June 2012, England played four matches of the Euro Cup 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
The English team was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Italy, in a shoot outs decision.

Watch also this video analysing the performance of the English team in the Euro 2012.

»France 1 x 1 England
»Sweden 2 x 3 England
»England 1 x 0 Ukraine
»England 0 x 0 Italy (2 - 4 shoot outs)

Lineup in the match against Italy (see full squad): Joe Hart (GK); Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard (C), John Terry; Ashley Young, Joleon Lescott, James Milner (Theo Walcott), Scott Parker (Jordan Henderson); Danny Welbeck (Andy Carrol), Wayne Rooney.
Coach: Roy Hodgson (since May 2012).

England in the World Cup 2010

June 2010: England played four matches of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
England started in Group C, along with USA, Algeria and Slovenia.

Due much to a failure of goalkeeper Green in the match against USA, England finished second of the group, and had to face Germany in the next round (had they finished in first, the Englishmen would have faced the more palatable Ghana in the next round).
England lost to Germany by 4 x 1, in a match with the most controversial play of the entire Cup: a goal by Lampard which passed one foot beyong the goal line but was not allowed by the referee (see video below).

»England 1 x 1 USA
»England 0 x 0 Algeria
»Slovenia 0 x 1 England
»Germany 4 x 1 England

»English Players in the 2010 World Cup:
Main Players: David James; Glen Johnson; Ashley Cole; Steven Gerrard; Michael Dawson; John Terry; Aaron Lennon; Frank Lampard; Peter Crouch; Wayne Rooney; Joe Cole.
Substitutes: Robert Green; Stephen Warnock; Gareth Barry; Matt Upson; James Milner; Shaun Wright-Phillips; Jamie Carragher; Jermain Defoe; Ledley King; Emile Heskey; Michael Carrick; Joe Hart.
Coach: Fabio Capello. Mr. Capello was the coach with the highest salary in South Africa.