England To Face Germany On Sunday

With Germany back to their winning ways tonight, they topped Group D and will now meet England on Sunday.

Mesut Ozil – scored Germany’s winner on 59 minutes

Germany defeated Ghana 1-0 through a very good goal from Mesut Ozil after 59 minutes, and they top Group D with 6 points and will meet the runner-up in Group C – which is England.

Mesut Ozil scored with a terrific dipping left-foot shot from the edge of the penalty area and gave Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson no chance.

By not winning by two goals earlier today, England must now face Germany on Sunday, whereas they could have gained an easier draw against Ghana, who finished runners-up in that group if they had managed to win Group C.

Ghana will now play the USA on Saturday night at Rustenburg, with a local KO time of 8:30 pm, and the US will be fancied to go through to the quarter-finals.

It looks like it could be another England – Germany classic on Sunday, and the game will take place at the Mangaung/Bloemfontein Stadium, with a local KO time of 4:00 pm.

Comments always welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Bucks mag

    Jun 24, 2010 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Bring on the Jerries!

  • G-Man

    Jun 24, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Now this is what the World Cup is all about…….

  • MacToon

    Jun 24, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think Ghana would be that easy tbh, would be a completely different game but with the Germans atleast we are more aware of their style and strengths but their weakness must be having a youngish team and I think that has shown since their game against the Aussies.

    Into the last 16 so no games will be easy and it’s got to be a good time if any to play Germany.

    If we win it’s either Argentina or Mexico!

    Only a goal keeping error kept us from top spot but nevermind atleast we’re still in the game 🙂

  • MacToon

    Jun 24, 2010 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Germany’s Mesut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng face a race against time to be fit to face England in Sunday’s FIFA World Cup™ last-16 clash, said coach Joachim Low.

  • Thump

    Jun 24, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Here’s hoping for Mexico (assuming we beat Germany at all… Unlikely)

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jun 24, 2010 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #6

    MacToon@3: ‘Only a goal keeping error kept us from top spot’

    No, MacT, two dismal performances and an inability to score more than 2 goals in 4 1/2 hours of football against 3 of the worst teams in the tournament is what kept us from top spot.

    I see rose tinted glasses are being issued free this World Cup.

  • MacToon

    Jun 24, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Captain Beefheart, nope, a goal keeping error…. or failure to score 1 more goal and yes trying to keep positive!

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jun 24, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Hi MacT, I look forward to your excuses when we limply bow out well before the semis; appearance in which was supposed to be a primary condition of FC’s initial contact, not that anyone at the FA remembers that now – convenient, eh?

    Can you imagine Brazil or Argentina failing to put 3 or 4 past the utterly woeful Slovenia, Algeria or the USA? No, I didn’t think so…

  • MacToon

    Jun 24, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Beefheart, I really don’t get you, we got into the last 32 easily, struggled to hit any real form so far but into the last 16.

    What have I to make excuses about? I love my home town team, love my national team and love football in general…..what the hell do I have to make excuses for????

    You seem to be under the impression that sides like U.S.A. are easy games….. lmao, there are not many easy games left at international level now.

  • MacToon

    Jun 24, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Italy (world champions) had an “easy” game against Slovakia!

  • jackdnufc

    Jun 25, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Well said MacToon!


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