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A Preview Of The England Soccer Team And Their Success Leading Up To Soccer Worldcup 2010

England's isolated Soccer Worldcup success was a home win in 1966. However this triumph is now a faint recollection as the side failed to defend their crown as anticipated, in 1970. Their non-qualification of three world soccer qualifying tournaments, has paid it's price on the team's overall success.
However, after a suite of modest performance under Sven-Goran Eriksson and Steve McClaren, there seems to be a fresh injection of energy in the team thanks to coach Fabio Capello. With a new spark of optimism for the Three Lions' squad, the team needs to recuperate their stature. With their recent display of confidence and the fact that the weather conditions throughout the South Africa Worldcup 2010 will be in their favor, England definitely have an opportunity of at least gaining a semi-final place.
The Main Soccer Worldcup Players
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has shown extensive devotion and is the top goal scorer having scored 9 goals in 9 games. Contributing goal scorers are midfielders Steven Gerrard (3) and Frank Lampard (4). Front-man Peter Crouch is not to be excluded with his four strikes in as many games and Tottenham's Jermain Defoe exhibiting his competence 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.
England's Coach
Fabio Capello was born on June 18, 1946 in San Canzian d'Isonzo, Italy and has won numerous honors including multiple Serie A and La Liga titles. As a player for Italy, Capello's greatest game was ironically in 1973 against England at Wembley. Known for his stickler style, Capello has had a massive effect on the England soccer team and has transformed them from a position of hopelessness to one of hope as they prepare for the South Africa Worldcup 2010 as true candidates.
England FIFA Soccer Worldcup Achievements
- England's entry to Soccer Worldcup was in 1950 in Brazil and since then they have played in 11 global showpieces. Their one and only win was on home soil in 1966.
- On October 8, 2005, England started a succession of ten successive victories in FIFA World Soccer qualifiers. However this came to an sudden end on October 10, 2009 when they were beaten 1-0 by Ukraine.
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