Then there’s Rob Green’s goalkeeping error that lit the fuse
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So many jokes, so many tears (Picture: Getty/YouTube)It's been more than half a century since Bobby Moore raised the Jules Rimet trophy to the cheering Wembley crowd to confirm England's one and only world title in football.
In the time since there have been plenty of near misses and missed penalties in the tournament, as well as abject humiliation at the finals.
canada goose uk outlet We could go into detail about England's capitulation against West Germany in 1970 or the terrible start to the 1986 World Cup against Portugal and Morocco. Then there's Rob Green's goalkeeping error that lit the fuse for the nation's appalling run of matches in 2010, or the failure to qualify at all in 1970, canada goose outlet store calgary 1974 and 1994. canada goose uk outlet
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Yep, sums it up (Picture: Bob Thomas/Getty Images)A match so terrible that Gary Lineker staged his own dirty protest on the Cagliari pitch against it.
It started off brightly. After a shock loss to the Irish at Euro 88,Lineker's own bundled in goal with a few minutes on the clock seemed to ease fears of a similar result, but that's where the fun ended.
The match was so full of ineffectual, miserable, long ball action, intercut by a spot of woeful defending from substitute Steve McMahon to let in Kevin Sheedy canada goose outlet in usa for an Irish equaliser, that canada goose outlet germany La Gazzetta dello Sport screamed out the headline, 'No football please, we're English.'
canada goose coats (Picture: HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)Trouble was coming long before kick off thanks to Wayne Rooney's pre match press conference appearance. canada goose coats
'Against Algeria we can not be at our best and win the game,' uttered the then Manchester United forward, seemingly encapsulating all the arrogance of England's in hindsight ironically named Golden Generation,adding that the only player that he'd heard of in the opposition squad was Portsmouth defenderNadir Belhadj.
The comments went down like the proverbial sack canada goose jacket outlet uk of in Algeria, with Rangers defenderMadjid Bougherra responding by saying Rooney had essentially delivered Algeria's team talk.
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canada goose store What followed was one of the dullest games in World Cup history; Algeria outwitting their opponents for 90 minutes in a bore draw that left England's progress to the latter stages on a knife edge. canada goose store
In the end, Rooney's comments before the game were not his most controversial surrounding the match.
Trudging off at the final whistle, and with England's supporters likecanadagoose in full Capello era angry mode, Rooney turned to a passing TV camera to turn his ire on those in the stands.
canadian goose jacket (Picture: AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)What was the most dispiriting image of this disastrous second round match? canadian goose jacket
Frank Lampard's long range shot being disallowed despite being so far over the line it was visible from space (this may not be scientifically verified) comes to mind.
But that would be letting England's defence off the hook.
Instead, cast your mind back to John Terry's spectacular misjudgement canada goose outlet shop of Manuel Neuer's punt out from his own penalty, letting it bounce all the way to 11 yards from England's goaline, allowing Miroslav Klose to tick the ball home.
Or how about the sight of England's centre backs Terry and Matthew Upson hanging about the sideline while the ball was passed firstto Thomas Mller and then to LukasPodolski into their penalty area, the latter threading the ball through David James's legs for Gemany's second.
Or, just to top things off that man again John Terry mucking about in Germany's penalty area, leaving Germany the freedom ofBloemfontein on the break, withMller slotting home his team's fourth.
Obviously, Terry wouldn't (probably)have been loitering high up the pitch in search of a much needed goal if Lampard's blast from 20 yards been given, but to use that as an excuse would allow that year's woefully poor England side to wriggle off the hook.
(Picture: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)It's perfectly understandable to be defeated by a team whose star player is one of the best forwards in the world game.
Slightly less justifiable though, is to allow him to destroy your World Cup dreams essentially playing with the use of one good leg.
Having injured his knee before the tournament, undergone keyhole surgery,and pictured sitting in a wheelchair,Suarez's place against England was in serious doubt.
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