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If aloof and alike accessory assemblage anticipation that England looked out of sorts in their two aperture Group C encounters with USA and Algeria, they would accept begin abounding acceding with Fabio Capello. The 64-year-old coach, who has won no beneath than eight alliance titles in Italy and Spain, was afraid by his team’s disability to alteration their displays on the training angle into high-pressure situations.
In abounding ways, he likened it to the attitude in the bathrobe allowance back he aboriginal took over from Steve McClaren afterward the Three Lions’ abortion to authorize for UEFA EURO 2008. Back then, he batten of the players’ ‘fear’ of arena at Wembley – and in abounding means that abhorrence embodied itself already afresh in Rustenburg and Cape Town, as they took aloof one point from a accessible six. However, all that afflicted in Port Elizabeth as England defeated Slovenia by a distinct ambition to book their abode in the aftermost 16 and set up a battle with old foes Germany. The Italian has apparent a aggregate accountability actuality aerial from the amateur of his troops and now believes that they will comedy with a renewed faculty of freedom.
“Confidence is absolutely important, decidedly actuality at the World Cup,” Capello told FIFA.com. “Without confidence, it’s absurd to go forward. If you comedy with fear, it’s absurd to comedy well, it’s absurd to account goals and it’s absurd to acquisition the mentality you charge to avert well. Whenever you comedy in a clash like this, you accept to be compact; you accept to be really, absolutely able as a unit. The players accept consistently accomplished well, but they accept been added airy afterwards the win. They accept consistently accomplished like England and now a few canicule ago [against Slovenia] they played like England. Adjoin USA and Algeria, they weren’t the aforementioned aggregation which I know, but things accept changed. We played actual well, created a lot of affairs to account goals and now the spirit of the aggregation is absolutely showing.

Confidence key for England

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If aloof and alike accessory assemblage anticipation that England looked out of sorts in their two aperture Group C encounters with USA and Algeria, they would accept begin abounding acceding with Fabio Capello. The 64-year-old coach, who has won no beneath than eight alliance titles in Italy and Spain, was afraid by his team’s disability to alteration their displays on the training angle into high-pressure situations.
In abounding ways, he likened it to the attitude in the bathrobe allowance back he aboriginal took over from Steve McClaren afterward the Three Lions’ abortion to authorize for UEFA EURO 2008. Back then, he batten of the players’ ‘fear’ of arena at Wembley – and in abounding means that abhorrence embodied itself already afresh in Rustenburg and Cape Town, as they took aloof one point from a accessible six. However, all that afflicted in Port Elizabeth as England defeated Slovenia by a distinct ambition to book their abode in the aftermost 16 and set up a battle with old foes Germany. The Italian has apparent a aggregate accountability actuality aerial from the amateur of his troops and now believes that they will comedy with a renewed faculty of freedom.
“Confidence is absolutely important, decidedly actuality at the World Cup,” Capello told FIFA.com. “Without confidence, it’s absurd to go forward. If you comedy with fear, it’s absurd to comedy well, it’s absurd to account goals and it’s absurd to acquisition the mentality you charge to avert well. Whenever you comedy in a clash like this, you accept to be compact; you accept to be really, absolutely able as a unit. The players accept consistently accomplished well, but they accept been added airy afterwards the win. They accept consistently accomplished like England and now a few canicule ago [against Slovenia] they played like England. Adjoin USA and Algeria, they weren’t the aforementioned aggregation which I know, but things accept changed. We played actual well, created a lot of affairs to account goals and now the spirit of the aggregation is absolutely showing.

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Match-winner Luis Suarez is absent of acceptable the FIFA World Cup afterwards battlefront Uruguay into the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old Ajax striker accursed home a superb 80th-minute champ to breach Korea Republic's hearts afterwards seeing his opener annulled out by Lee Chung-Yong.
That was the aboriginal ambition Uruguay had conceded in the finals and came afterwards a absolute of 338 annual of football in South Africa, but it was not abundant to derail one of the abruptness bales to date.
Asked if Uruguay could go all the way, Suarez said: "We accept been absent back this clash started. The World Cup is the World Cup, we are all adverse anniversary added on an according footing. Some teams alpha out as favourites, but my aggregation is accessible to action hard."
Suarez, who opened his finals annual with the champ adjoin Mexico in the accumulation stage, angled his account with aloof eight annual gone back he adapted expertly from Diego Forlan's affliction cross. However, South Korean striker Park Chu-Young had beforehand hit the column with a free-kick and the Asian ancillary staged a above fightback afterwards the breach to akin through Lee with 68 annual gone.
But Suarez was to accept the final say, crimper home a superb champ off the column with aloof 10 annual larboard to play. He said: "It was the best important ambition of my footballing career."
Korea drillmaster Huh Jung-Moo, who appear afterwards he is yet to adjudge on his own future, accepted his aggregation has been fabricated to pay for not demography their chances. He said: "We capital to go to the quarter-finals and our players did their best, and I am actual beholden for their efforts. Uruguay were actual able individually, but the ultimate acumen we absent is because we weren't able to booty our chances.

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Match-winner Luis Suarez is absent of acceptable the FIFA World Cup afterwards battlefront Uruguay into the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old Ajax striker accursed home a superb 80th-minute champ to breach Korea Republic's hearts afterwards seeing his opener annulled out by Lee Chung-Yong.
That was the aboriginal ambition Uruguay had conceded in the finals and came afterwards a absolute of 338 annual of football in South Africa, but it was not abundant to derail one of the abruptness bales to date.
Asked if Uruguay could go all the way, Suarez said: "We accept been absent back this clash started. The World Cup is the World Cup, we are all adverse anniversary added on an according footing. Some teams alpha out as favourites, but my aggregation is accessible to action hard."
Suarez, who opened his finals annual with the champ adjoin Mexico in the accumulation stage, angled his account with aloof eight annual gone back he adapted expertly from Diego Forlan's affliction cross. However, South Korean striker Park Chu-Young had beforehand hit the column with a free-kick and the Asian ancillary staged a above fightback afterwards the breach to akin through Lee with 68 annual gone.
But Suarez was to accept the final say, crimper home a superb champ off the column with aloof 10 annual larboard to play. He said: "It was the best important ambition of my footballing career."
Korea drillmaster Huh Jung-Moo, who appear afterwards he is yet to adjudge on his own future, accepted his aggregation has been fabricated to pay for not demography their chances. He said: "We capital to go to the quarter-finals and our players did their best, and I am actual beholden for their efforts. Uruguay were actual able individually, but the ultimate acumen we absent is because we weren't able to booty our chances.

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Germany said Saturday a final accommodation on whether affecting midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger would comedy in the crisis FIFA World Cup bold adjoin England would be fabricated on bout day.
German goalkeeping drillmaster Andres Koepke, speaking to reporters at Bloemfontein's Free State stadium, said Schweinsteiger and apostle Jerome Boateng had alternate in the team's final training session.
"We've aloof completed our final training session. Even the players with accessory injuries were able to participate," Koepke said. "They charge to be 100 per cent in agreement of fettle so our doctors will adjudge tomorrow anon afore the match," Koepke said, abacus that neither Schweinsteiger nor Boateng completed the accomplished session.
Bayern Munich brilliant Schweinsteiger has been adversity from a hamstring ache as able-bodied as a aback beef abrasion and was commissioned in the 1-0 win over Ghana on Wednesday which anchored Germany's advance into the additional round.
Koepke, who abundantly adored Gareth Southgate's amends in the UEFA EURO 1996 semi-final, said Germany did not appetite the bout to go to penalties but were able for them. "Basically, I anticipate it would be abundant not to go to a amends shoot-out," he said.
And he said there were no fears in the affected about the acceptable hordes of England admirers who were acceptable to charge into the stadium, axis it into a basic home bold for the English. "It ability be like an abroad bold for us but I don't anticipate it's activity to impact.

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Germany said Saturday a final accommodation on whether affecting midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger would comedy in the crisis FIFA World Cup bold adjoin England would be fabricated on bout day.
German goalkeeping drillmaster Andres Koepke, speaking to reporters at Bloemfontein's Free State stadium, said Schweinsteiger and apostle Jerome Boateng had alternate in the team's final training session.
"We've aloof completed our final training session. Even the players with accessory injuries were able to participate," Koepke said. "They charge to be 100 per cent in agreement of fettle so our doctors will adjudge tomorrow anon afore the match," Koepke said, abacus that neither Schweinsteiger nor Boateng completed the accomplished session.
Bayern Munich brilliant Schweinsteiger has been adversity from a hamstring ache as able-bodied as a aback beef abrasion and was commissioned in the 1-0 win over Ghana on Wednesday which anchored Germany's advance into the additional round.
Koepke, who abundantly adored Gareth Southgate's amends in the UEFA EURO 1996 semi-final, said Germany did not appetite the bout to go to penalties but were able for them. "Basically, I anticipate it would be abundant not to go to a amends shoot-out," he said.
And he said there were no fears in the affected about the acceptable hordes of England admirers who were acceptable to charge into the stadium, axis it into a basic home bold for the English. "It ability be like an abroad bold for us but I don't anticipate it's activity to impact.

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Reggie Bush wasn't cutting his Super Bowl arena aback he angry up to be interviewed by FIFA.com. Instead, the New Orleans Saints active aback was proudly antic a Nelson Mandela Foundation armband. The NFL superstar has been in Johannesburg for some canicule now, acknowledging the USA civic aggregation as allotment of an adidas programme.
Bush talked to FIFA.com about his impressions of South Africa, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and who he thinks will lift the acclaimed trophy.
we’re guests of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, area we’ve been acquirements all about the organisation’s association work. That's why I’m cutting the foundation armband, which aims to accession acquaintance of AIDS and HIV. Nelson Mandela is a arch amount in South Africa and has done so abundant for his country. Just actuality there was a absurd acquaintance for me.
There are lots of parallels, abnormally in agreement of aggregation spirit and the faculty of acceptance to a unit. In both sports, you charge all eleven players to win. No-one can win a bold on his own. One amateur ability account the absolute goal, but you charge all eleven players to actualize the achievability of scoring.

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Reggie Bush wasn't cutting his Super Bowl arena aback he angry up to be interviewed by FIFA.com. Instead, the New Orleans Saints active aback was proudly antic a Nelson Mandela Foundation armband. The NFL superstar has been in Johannesburg for some canicule now, acknowledging the USA civic aggregation as allotment of an adidas programme.
Bush talked to FIFA.com about his impressions of South Africa, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and who he thinks will lift the acclaimed trophy.
we’re guests of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, area we’ve been acquirements all about the organisation’s association work. That's why I’m cutting the foundation armband, which aims to accession acquaintance of AIDS and HIV. Nelson Mandela is a arch amount in South Africa and has done so abundant for his country. Just actuality there was a absurd acquaintance for me.
There are lots of parallels, abnormally in agreement of aggregation spirit and the faculty of acceptance to a unit. In both sports, you charge all eleven players to win. No-one can win a bold on his own. One amateur ability account the absolute goal, but you charge all eleven players to actualize the achievability of scoring.

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Fernando Torres is assured he can now absolutely accord to Spain's FIFA Apple Cup™ account and hopes his country can acquire the allowances of his "perfect" compassionate with David Villa.

The Liverpool advanced played for 70 account in the 2-0 win over Honduras on Monday night as he continues his accretion from knee surgery. He begin himself in goalscoring positions but conceivably lacked the analgesic aptitude he has apparent so generally in the accomplished for club and country, with bang accomplice Villa instead avaricious the account with two goals, a absent amends and an unsavoury off-the-ball incident.

"I played 70 account and the acceptable account is I feel accessible to aftermost for 90 account for the aboriginal time back my recovery," said Torres. "Villa and I accept said we accept anniversary added altogether and hopefully we can comedy calm again, although we've consistently said that if we don't again it doesn't amount as continued as the aggregation works well."

This aboriginal accumulation of amateur is actual difficult, we still accept a bout to comedy adjoin Chile. Being apple champions is a continued way bottomward the road. Not aloof for any civic squad, but in agreement of time as well, there is a continued time to go afore the final and there are abounding matches to comedy afore then. At the moment we are focused on Chile, assault them and affective on to the abutting round."

For Honduras the aisle to the aftermost 16 is about blocked. They charge to exhausted Switzerland in their final accumulation bout and achievement Chile do additionally adjoin Spain, and for a ambition aberration beat in their favour.

Torres ready to go the distance

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Fernando Torres is assured he can now absolutely accord to Spain's FIFA Apple Cup™ account and hopes his country can acquire the allowances of his "perfect" compassionate with David Villa.

The Liverpool advanced played for 70 account in the 2-0 win over Honduras on Monday night as he continues his accretion from knee surgery. He begin himself in goalscoring positions but conceivably lacked the analgesic aptitude he has apparent so generally in the accomplished for club and country, with bang accomplice Villa instead avaricious the account with two goals, a absent amends and an unsavoury off-the-ball incident.

"I played 70 account and the acceptable account is I feel accessible to aftermost for 90 account for the aboriginal time back my recovery," said Torres. "Villa and I accept said we accept anniversary added altogether and hopefully we can comedy calm again, although we've consistently said that if we don't again it doesn't amount as continued as the aggregation works well."

This aboriginal accumulation of amateur is actual difficult, we still accept a bout to comedy adjoin Chile. Being apple champions is a continued way bottomward the road. Not aloof for any civic squad, but in agreement of time as well, there is a continued time to go afore the final and there are abounding matches to comedy afore then. At the moment we are focused on Chile, assault them and affective on to the abutting round."

For Honduras the aisle to the aftermost 16 is about blocked. They charge to exhausted Switzerland in their final accumulation bout and achievement Chile do additionally adjoin Spain, and for a ambition aberration beat in their favour.

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Portugal midfielder Tiago has set his sights on beating Brazil and winning Group G after his sublime performance inspired a 7-0 hammering Korea DPR.

Carlos Queiroz's men produced a display of fluidity and flair in Cape Town yesterday to earn their first win of the FIFA World Cup™ in style. After labouring in their opening Group G stalemate with the Cote d'Ivoire, they were under pressure to deliver against North Korea with a showdown against Brazil still to come.

They now head into that clash full of confidence after a six-goal rout in the second half made a serious statement to their rivals. "It was very good, we're happy because we scored goals," said two-goal hero Tiago, who was given the man-of-the-match award by official winner Cristiano Ronaldo. That's good, now we're closer to passing through into the knockout stage. We played good football, we're happy for that as much as for scoring a lot of goals. The most important thing was getting the three points.

"We've done that and we're happy, now we start to think about playing Brazil and looking to finish first in the group. To score six goals in 45 minutes I think is fantastic."

The former Chelsea midfielder added: "Now we can breathe and we want to go through. Of course to do that finishing first is better than second, so let's see. We go into the match with confidence now. It's a difficult game against Brazil, they are strong as well."

Raul Meireles scored in the first half before Simao Sabrosa, Hugo Almeida and Tiago hit one apiece within seven second-half minutes. Liedson and Ronaldo got in on the act before Tiago grabbed his second in the dying minutes. Portugal came into the match hoping to boost their goal difference with the Cote d'Ivoire, their main rivals to join Brazil in the next round, still to play a North Korea who were excellent in their 2-1 defeat by Dunga's side in the first game.

Tiago targets Brazil victory

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Portugal midfielder Tiago has set his sights on beating Brazil and winning Group G after his sublime performance inspired a 7-0 hammering Korea DPR.

Carlos Queiroz's men produced a display of fluidity and flair in Cape Town yesterday to earn their first win of the FIFA World Cup™ in style. After labouring in their opening Group G stalemate with the Cote d'Ivoire, they were under pressure to deliver against North Korea with a showdown against Brazil still to come.

They now head into that clash full of confidence after a six-goal rout in the second half made a serious statement to their rivals. "It was very good, we're happy because we scored goals," said two-goal hero Tiago, who was given the man-of-the-match award by official winner Cristiano Ronaldo. That's good, now we're closer to passing through into the knockout stage. We played good football, we're happy for that as much as for scoring a lot of goals. The most important thing was getting the three points.

"We've done that and we're happy, now we start to think about playing Brazil and looking to finish first in the group. To score six goals in 45 minutes I think is fantastic."

The former Chelsea midfielder added: "Now we can breathe and we want to go through. Of course to do that finishing first is better than second, so let's see. We go into the match with confidence now. It's a difficult game against Brazil, they are strong as well."

Raul Meireles scored in the first half before Simao Sabrosa, Hugo Almeida and Tiago hit one apiece within seven second-half minutes. Liedson and Ronaldo got in on the act before Tiago grabbed his second in the dying minutes. Portugal came into the match hoping to boost their goal difference with the Cote d'Ivoire, their main rivals to join Brazil in the next round, still to play a North Korea who were excellent in their 2-1 defeat by Dunga's side in the first game.

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With advance to the FIFA World Cup aftermost 16 already assured, Brazil's affluence accept the adventitious to flash in their final accumulation bout adjoin Portugal.

Monday was a blow day for the best allotment for the aboriginal eleven, as drillmaster Dunga instead put the butt of the band through their paces in the ability that he now has two affidavit to drag his backpack and investigate his men's backbone in depth. That is because wins over Korea DPR and Côte d'Ivoire accept propelled Brazil through the aperture appearance but additionally because brilliant midfielder Kaka has aback done Dunga a favour.

By accepting himself a red agenda adjoin Côte d'Ivoire, the Real Madrid superstar will accept to sit out the Portugal appointment appear what may. His aperture assuming adjoin the North Koreans in a adequately hard-fought 2-1 win was not absolutely what admirers accept appear to apprehend of a above FIFA World Player of the Year and there had been break that he would not necessarily accumulate his abode with some players talking up the abilities of the brand of Julio Baptista.

Kaka did advance adjoin Côte d'Ivoire with a accurate assist, but his sending off for blame Abdelkader Keita agency Dunga allegation agitate things up anyhow - admitting with six credibility in the bag, he can allow to do so. "We are not abiding who will alter Kaka for the abutting game, we will anticipate about it over the abutting few days," Dunga said.

Although Dunga - to the abhorrence of some above players and abounding admirers - has reined in the samba appearance in his four-year tenure, to date he has nonetheless been amply adored both in the CONMEBOL Copa America and the FIFA Confederations Cup actuality aftermost year.

Former England bang-up Sven-Goran Eriksson, currently in allegation of Côte d'Ivoire, feels Brazil attending like champions. "You charge to be about absolute to exhausted Brazil. In every way they are good, they are actual good," opined Eriksson.

Dunga mulls Kaka replacement

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With advance to the FIFA World Cup aftermost 16 already assured, Brazil's affluence accept the adventitious to flash in their final accumulation bout adjoin Portugal.

Monday was a blow day for the best allotment for the aboriginal eleven, as drillmaster Dunga instead put the butt of the band through their paces in the ability that he now has two affidavit to drag his backpack and investigate his men's backbone in depth. That is because wins over Korea DPR and Côte d'Ivoire accept propelled Brazil through the aperture appearance but additionally because brilliant midfielder Kaka has aback done Dunga a favour.

By accepting himself a red agenda adjoin Côte d'Ivoire, the Real Madrid superstar will accept to sit out the Portugal appointment appear what may. His aperture assuming adjoin the North Koreans in a adequately hard-fought 2-1 win was not absolutely what admirers accept appear to apprehend of a above FIFA World Player of the Year and there had been break that he would not necessarily accumulate his abode with some players talking up the abilities of the brand of Julio Baptista.

Kaka did advance adjoin Côte d'Ivoire with a accurate assist, but his sending off for blame Abdelkader Keita agency Dunga allegation agitate things up anyhow - admitting with six credibility in the bag, he can allow to do so. "We are not abiding who will alter Kaka for the abutting game, we will anticipate about it over the abutting few days," Dunga said.

Although Dunga - to the abhorrence of some above players and abounding admirers - has reined in the samba appearance in his four-year tenure, to date he has nonetheless been amply adored both in the CONMEBOL Copa America and the FIFA Confederations Cup actuality aftermost year.

Former England bang-up Sven-Goran Eriksson, currently in allegation of Côte d'Ivoire, feels Brazil attending like champions. "You charge to be about absolute to exhausted Brazil. In every way they are good, they are actual good," opined Eriksson.

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Rooney was belted to alone a brace of opportunities throughout the 90 account as the USA concentrated on abstinent him amplitude and the adventitious to run at their defenders.

The Manchester United brilliant hardly got the added good of centre-back bond Oguchi Onyewu - arena his aboriginal aggressive bout for eight months afterwards abrasion - and Jay DeMerit.

Former Fulham apostle Bocanegra, who now plays for Rennes, said: "Oguchi had a abundant bold and was a able attendance in the average for us.

"I anticipation he and Jay had absurd amateur and shut bottomward Wayne Rooney best of the time.

"Jay did able-bodied to chase him into the midfield and we additionally had burden activated by the midfielders advancing aback to abutting him down.

"The additional bisected was a little bit added accessible and he got a few added affairs to run at us.

"That's activity to appear back we're a bit annoyed and amplitude gets added open. But I anticipation all-embracing we did able-bodied on Rooney.

DeMerit, who has aloof beggared aggregation with Watford, said: "Going into the game, if you let a amateur of Rooney's calibre about-face and run at you, you are activity to accept a continued day.

Bocanegra revels in Rooney shut-out

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Rooney was belted to alone a brace of opportunities throughout the 90 account as the USA concentrated on abstinent him amplitude and the adventitious to run at their defenders.

The Manchester United brilliant hardly got the added good of centre-back bond Oguchi Onyewu - arena his aboriginal aggressive bout for eight months afterwards abrasion - and Jay DeMerit.

Former Fulham apostle Bocanegra, who now plays for Rennes, said: "Oguchi had a abundant bold and was a able attendance in the average for us.

"I anticipation he and Jay had absurd amateur and shut bottomward Wayne Rooney best of the time.

"Jay did able-bodied to chase him into the midfield and we additionally had burden activated by the midfielders advancing aback to abutting him down.

"The additional bisected was a little bit added accessible and he got a few added affairs to run at us.

"That's activity to appear back we're a bit annoyed and amplitude gets added open. But I anticipation all-embracing we did able-bodied on Rooney.

DeMerit, who has aloof beggared aggregation with Watford, said: "Going into the game, if you let a amateur of Rooney's calibre about-face and run at you, you are activity to accept a continued day.

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Former FA arch controlling Adam Crozier acclimated the appellation to call a aggregation abundantly congenital about a accumulation of youngsters who emerged in the mid-1990s.

Neville was amid that group, forth with Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, David Beckham and Sol Campbell, who were accepted to accommodate the base of long-awaited all-embracing success.

With Ferdinand disqualified out by an eve-of-tournament knee injury, the Manchester United accidental accept absent out on World Cup glory, it is awful absurd Frank Lampard will challenge another, while Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Ashley Cole accept either already anesthetized or will bless their 30th altogether in the abreast future.

And with an accession to the acclaimed 1966 World Cup win still awaited, Neville does not accept there is any base to Crozier's aboriginal claim.

"The 'golden generation' characterization has been acclimated to afterlife over the accomplished 10 years," Neville told the Sunday Times Malta.

"There are a lot of fresh players in the band now added to the debris of the alleged 'golden generation' players.

"But, to be honest, the 'golden generation' wasn't actual aureate from area I was sat in the England squad.

"We didn't win any tournaments or do ourselves justice. You get alleged a aureate bearing back you win things."

Few will accept annihilation is about to change afterward yesterday's black 1-1 draw with the United States.

Neville laughs off 'golden generation' tag

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Former FA arch controlling Adam Crozier acclimated the appellation to call a aggregation abundantly congenital about a accumulation of youngsters who emerged in the mid-1990s.

Neville was amid that group, forth with Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, David Beckham and Sol Campbell, who were accepted to accommodate the base of long-awaited all-embracing success.

With Ferdinand disqualified out by an eve-of-tournament knee injury, the Manchester United accidental accept absent out on World Cup glory, it is awful absurd Frank Lampard will challenge another, while Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Ashley Cole accept either already anesthetized or will bless their 30th altogether in the abreast future.

And with an accession to the acclaimed 1966 World Cup win still awaited, Neville does not accept there is any base to Crozier's aboriginal claim.

"The 'golden generation' characterization has been acclimated to afterlife over the accomplished 10 years," Neville told the Sunday Times Malta.

"There are a lot of fresh players in the band now added to the debris of the alleged 'golden generation' players.

"But, to be honest, the 'golden generation' wasn't actual aureate from area I was sat in the England squad.

"We didn't win any tournaments or do ourselves justice. You get alleged a aureate bearing back you win things."

Few will accept annihilation is about to change afterward yesterday's black 1-1 draw with the United States.

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Green is now afraid on his abode advanced of Friday's additional Group C appointment with Algeria.

The West Ham babysitter able Clint Dempsey an equaliser that eventually denied England achievement adjoin the United States and accustomed Slovenia to booty an aboriginal anchor on the four-team pool.

Now England charge to abstain defeat adjoin Algeria as an complete minimum in Cape Town this anniversary to absorb a astute achievement of extensive the aftermost 16.

It leaves Fabio Capello with a above dilemma, and both David James and Joe Hart acquisitive for a call.

However, Gerrard is assertive if the Italian does adjudge to stick with Green, he will not be let bottomward by the player's temperament.

"Their ambition was actual difficult but Rob has appear out and faced up to it," said Gerrard.

"We accept to assemblage annular and abutment him and accomplish abiding he is mentally appropriate for the abutting game.

"He fabricated a absurd save in the additional half, which showed his character. He has bounced aback beeline abroad and I am abiding he will be actual important for us the added we go."

Gerrard accepts the needs for accord to ensure the disappointment of declining to win the aperture bout does not about-face into annihilation added serious.

All in all, we controlled a big allotment of the bold and apparently aloof adapted to win.

"With the aboriginal bold there are a lot of nerves, a lot of astriction and a lot of expectation.

"Ideally, we would accept admired three credibility but it hasn't formed out that way.

"There is still allowance for advance and hopefully that will appear adjoin Algeria."

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Green is now afraid on his abode advanced of Friday's additional Group C appointment with Algeria.

The West Ham babysitter able Clint Dempsey an equaliser that eventually denied England achievement adjoin the United States and accustomed Slovenia to booty an aboriginal anchor on the four-team pool.

Now England charge to abstain defeat adjoin Algeria as an complete minimum in Cape Town this anniversary to absorb a astute achievement of extensive the aftermost 16.

It leaves Fabio Capello with a above dilemma, and both David James and Joe Hart acquisitive for a call.

However, Gerrard is assertive if the Italian does adjudge to stick with Green, he will not be let bottomward by the player's temperament.

"Their ambition was actual difficult but Rob has appear out and faced up to it," said Gerrard.

"We accept to assemblage annular and abutment him and accomplish abiding he is mentally appropriate for the abutting game.

"He fabricated a absurd save in the additional half, which showed his character. He has bounced aback beeline abroad and I am abiding he will be actual important for us the added we go."

Gerrard accepts the needs for accord to ensure the disappointment of declining to win the aperture bout does not about-face into annihilation added serious.

All in all, we controlled a big allotment of the bold and apparently aloof adapted to win.

"With the aboriginal bold there are a lot of nerves, a lot of astriction and a lot of expectation.

"Ideally, we would accept admired three credibility but it hasn't formed out that way.

"There is still allowance for advance and hopefully that will appear adjoin Algeria."

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A 1-0 success acknowledgment to Gabriel Heinze's advance agency Argentina attending well-poised to beforehand from Group B area South Korea additionally exhausted a feeble-looking Greece and the three credibility were a analeptic afterwards Maradona's men had struggled to qualify.

"We are appropriate in there in the mix," Maradona insisted while praising Messi for an active assuming which on addition day would accept apparent a abundant beyond acceptable margin.

"I appetite to see Leo hug the ball. We get pleasure ourselves back he does that. Football would not be admirable were it not for seeing Messi do admirable things," said Maradona.

Messi accepted team-mates Juan Veron, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano for accomplishing the added assignment which accustomed him to put the Nigerians beneath pressure.

"They let me play," said the Barcelona star, who was in the blubbery of best of Argentina's advancing moves as he partnered Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tévez in a three-pronged attack.

Despite their laboured aisle to the finals Argentina are now absolutely focused on the job of landing their third acme afterwards 1978 and 1986, says Messi, who assuredly looks accessible to alteration his Barcelona anatomy to the all-embracing arena.

"I had added acquaintance with the ball. We created abounding affairs on ambition and didn't accept the luck to convert. But we played absolutely able-bodied and we are activity to backpack on in that vein. The important affair was to alpha with a win."

World Cup 2010: Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi buoyed by Argentina's success

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A 1-0 success acknowledgment to Gabriel Heinze's advance agency Argentina attending well-poised to beforehand from Group B area South Korea additionally exhausted a feeble-looking Greece and the three credibility were a analeptic afterwards Maradona's men had struggled to qualify.

"We are appropriate in there in the mix," Maradona insisted while praising Messi for an active assuming which on addition day would accept apparent a abundant beyond acceptable margin.

"I appetite to see Leo hug the ball. We get pleasure ourselves back he does that. Football would not be admirable were it not for seeing Messi do admirable things," said Maradona.

Messi accepted team-mates Juan Veron, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano for accomplishing the added assignment which accustomed him to put the Nigerians beneath pressure.

"They let me play," said the Barcelona star, who was in the blubbery of best of Argentina's advancing moves as he partnered Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tévez in a three-pronged attack.

Despite their laboured aisle to the finals Argentina are now absolutely focused on the job of landing their third acme afterwards 1978 and 1986, says Messi, who assuredly looks accessible to alteration his Barcelona anatomy to the all-embracing arena.

"I had added acquaintance with the ball. We created abounding affairs on ambition and didn't accept the luck to convert. But we played absolutely able-bodied and we are activity to backpack on in that vein. The important affair was to alpha with a win."

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