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Football report on the England vs. Denmark world cup second phase match.

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Original Writing English language Coursework Football report on the England vs. Denmark world cup second phase match As the build up to the big match between England and Denmark in the world cup second phase begins we took sometime to the fans out side the stadium who were all pleased to be their and expected England to win. The Danish supporters were drowned out by the chants of the England fans. England made a rocky start to their campaign with a one all draw with Sweden. It was truly a game of two half's. With Sol Campbell scoring his first ever international goal. England then came up against one of the favourites to win the world cup and one of our arch rivals, Argentina. Their was no love lost in this match where there were still memories of 1998 when David Beckham was sent off after reacting to a foul by Diego Simeone. England won the match one nil after David Beckham converted the penalty kick that was given for a foul on Michael Owen. England defended for the majority of the match but reminded Argentina of their capabilities when two superb shots from Paul Scholes and Teddy Sheringham were saved. Two players that played to their potential that night were Rio Ferdinand and Nicky Butt, Nicky Butt got man of the match on his first ever world cup start. ...read more.

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2 (minutes into the match). David Seamen Touches the ball for the first time as he collects a cross from Tofting. 4 (minutes into the match). Martin Laursen needlessly concedes the games first corner. From David Beckham's Flag-kick an unmarked Rio Ferdinand heads the ball across and Sunderland's Thomas Sorensen Fumbles it into his own net Denmark 0-1 England 15 (minutes into the match). Sorensen denies Heskey a second by saving at his feet after the striker forced his way passed Laursen. 23 (minutes into the match). Trevor Sinclair finds some space on the left and plays the ball to Nicky Butt whose flick finds Michael Owen, who calmly slots the ball past Sorensen to end his world cup goal drought and double the lead. Denmark 0-2 England 27 (minutes into the match). Ebbe Sand misses a great chance to pull Denmark back into the game. 44 (minutes into the match). England are in dreamland as Beckham finds Heskey outside the area and fires home under Sorensen's diving body. Denmark 0-3 England 45 (minutes into the match). Gravesen tries his luck from 25 yards out forcing Seamen to turn the ball over for a corner. End of The First half. The rain has stopped as the teams emerge for the second half with Robbie Fowler replacing Michael Owen 45 (minutes into the match). ...read more.

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Beckham after the match said' I don't care who we play next' as well as 'but I would like to play Brazil'. Ferdinand quoted ' It is brilliant to be on the score sheet but it is even better to win'. Rio Ferdinand and Sol Campbell's Connection in the centre of defence has been touted to be the best in the world cup and have been undefeated in all of their 18 matches together. Peter Reid said 'If you keep clean sheets you will win'. Ex-Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeicel said that he was disappointed to see Denmark go out but he would now like England to win the world cup. The Danish manager Morten Olsen blamed his defence for all three goals that led to England's victory. After the match Sven Gordon Eriksson said 'Michael has a groin injury but not a bad one, and Scholes has twisted his ankle but again not badly.' Then he added 'I think they will both be available for the next game'. Chris from Leamington said 'Nicky Butt man of the match, with him in the team we can't lose.' also Dave from Newcastle said 'with Brazil's dodgy defence, Football is coming home.' Match Stats Denmark England Shots on target 6 8 Shots off target 7 1 Corners 8 3 Offside 2 3 Fouls 15 12 Bookings 1 1 Now we can all look forward to the Quarterfinal match with Brazil. Karl Buckroyd 103B 27/04/07 ...read more.

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