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Results 2005-2010

Thursday, 15 June 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup Finals First Phase Group B, Match Three

England 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0 [0-0]

easycredit-Stadion, Beauthener Straße, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Attendance: 41,000; Kick-off: 6.00pm CET, 5.00pm BST:
Live on ITV (UK) - Commentator: Clive Tyldesley

England - Peter Crouch (three-yard header 83 82:42), Steven Gerrard (twenty-yard shot 90+1 90:15). Match Summary
England Squad
Trinidad Squad
Trinidad - Denzil Theobold (18), Aurtis Whitley (19), Kenwyn Jones (45+1), Shaka Hislop (47), Cyd Gray (56).
England - Frank Lampard (64).

England kicked-off. 96 minutes (48 & 48).


Match Summary

Officials from Far East



Trinidad & Tobago

Referee (yellow) - Toru Kamikawa 上川徹
43 (8 June 1963), Kagoshima, Japan, FIFA-listed 1998;

Assistant Referees - Yoshikazu Hiroshima, 44 (22 May 1962), Japan and Dae Young Kim, 43 (15 August 1962), Korea Republic;

Fourth official - Kevin Stott, 38 (9 July 1967), United States, FIFA-listed 1995;

Fifth official - Chris Strickland, 39 (29 November 1966), United States;

23 Goal Attempts 7
8 Attempts on Target 3
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
7 Corner Kicks Won 3
2 Offside Calls Against 2
15 Fouls Conceded 19
62% Possession 38%

England Team



FIFA (17th May 2006) 10th
EFO ranking Group 3
ELO rating 4th to 3rd
Colours: The 2005 home uniform - White collared jerseys with large red cross on right shoulder, navy blue shorts with thin white narrowing stripe on right thigh and red hem, white socks with navy blue half-striped tops.
Capt: David Beckham, 55th captaincy. Head Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 58 (5 February 1948), appointed 30 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
64th match, W 39 - D 15 - L 10 - F 125 - A 59.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W. 26 15 October 1979 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 12 GA
15 Carragher, James L.D., off 58th min 28 28 January 1978 RB Liverpool FC 26 0
3 Cole, Ashley 25 20 December 1980 LB Arsenal FC 48 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G. 26 30 May 1980 CM Liverpool FC 44 8
5 Ferdinand, Rio G. 27 7 November 1978 CD Manchester United FC 49 0
6 Terry, John G. 25 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 26 1
Beckham, David R.J. 31 2 May 1975 RM Real Madrid CF, Spain 91 16
8 Lampard, Frank J. 27 20 June 1978 CM

Chelsea FC

42 10
Lampard cautioned in the 64th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul on Brent Sancho.
21 Crouch, Peter J. 25 30 January 1981 F

Liverpool FC

9 6
10 Owen, Michael J., off 58th min 25 14 December 1979 F Newcastle United FC 79 37
11 Cole, Joseph J., off 75th min 24 8 November 1981 LM Chelsea FC 34 5
England Substitutes
9 Rooney, Wayne M., on 58th min. (57:36) for Owen 20 24 October 1985 F Manchester United FC 30 10
youngest to this milestone
19 Lennon, Aaron J., on 58th min. for Carragher 19 16 April 1987  M

Tottenham Hotspur FC

2 0
20 Downing, Stewart, on 75th min. for J Cole 21 22 July 1984 M Middlesbrough FC 4 0
result: England 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0
unused substitutes: 12-Sol Campbell, 13-David James, 14-Wayne Bridge, 16-Owen Hargreaves, 17-Jermaine Jenas, 18-Michael Carrick, 22-Scott Carson, 23-Theo Walcott.
team notes:

England scored in the second half of a World Cup match for the first time since 1998 when Michael Owen netted against Romania, a streak of eight matches.
Aaron Lennon's appearance in the second half made him England's second youngest player at a World Cup, exactly eight years after Michael Owen set the record.
Wayne Rooney is the fifth youngest. Six of England's 10 youngest players at World Cups have been selected by current coach Sven-Göran Eriksson.
England have won their last eight matches since losing to Northern Ireland in September 2005. The winning streak equals the best under Eriksson and is two matches short of the all-time England record of 10 successive wins which was set nearly 100 years ago.
They have won all nine matches they have played with Peter Crouch on the field.


3-5-2 after 58 minutes

Robinson -
(Lennon), Ferdinand, Terry, A.Cole -
Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard,
J.Cole (Downing) -
(Rooney), Crouch.

With the arrival of Rooney and Lennon after 58 minutes, England played a 3-5-2 formation, with Lennon taking up a midfield position.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.3 Appearances/Goals 42.8 7.6


Trinidad & Tobago Team



FIFA (17th May 2006) 47th
EFO ranking n/a
ELO rating 63rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew necked jerseys with white underarm panel/Adidas sleeve trim/collar, red shorts with white Adidas side trim/hem, red socks with black Adidas trim.
Capt: Dwight Yorke Manager: Leo Beenhakker, 63 (2 August 1942 in Netherlands) appointed 1 April 2005.
Trinidad & Tobago Lineup
1 Hislop, N. Shaka 37 22 February 1969
born in Hackney
G West Ham United FC, England 26 0
Hislop cautioned in the 47th min. for Ungentlemanly Conduct for time-wasting.
18 Theobald, Densill, off 85th min. 23 27 June 1982 LM

Falkirk FC, Scotland

41 1
Theobold cautioned in the 18th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, after tugging back Steven Gerrard on the edge of the box.
14 John, Stern C.J. 29 30 November 1976 F Coventry City FC, England 96 65
15 Jones, Kenwyn J., off 70th min. 21 5 October 1984 F

Southampton FC, England

28 1
Jones cautioned in the 45+1st min.
5 Sancho, Brent 29 13 March 1977 CD Gillingham FC, England 40 0
6 Lawrence, Dennis W. 31 1 August 1974 CD Wrexham AFC, Wales 64 4
7 Birchall, Christopher 22 5 May 1984
born in Stafford

Port Vale FC, England

20 3
8 Gray, Cyd 29 21 November 1976 LB

CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh

40 1
Gray cautioned in the 56th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a bad challenge on Michael Owen.
9 Whitley, Aurtis 29 1 May 1977 CM CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh 24 1
Whitley cautioned in the 19th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for bringing down Steven Gerrard.
19 Yorke, Dwight E. 34 3 November 1971 CM Sydney FC, Australia 58 15
11 Edwards, A. Carlos 27 24 October 1978 RB Luton Town FC, England 52 1
Trinidad & Tobago Substitutes
13 Glen, Cornelius, on 70th min. for Jones 24 21 October 1981 F LA Galaxy, United States 36 11
scoreline: England 1 Trinidad & Tobago 0
16 Wise, Evans, on 85th min. for Wise 32 23 November 1973 M SV Waldhof Mannheim 07, Germany 17 3
result: England 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0
unused substitutes: 2-Ian Cox, 10-Russell Latapy, 12-Collin Samuel, 17-Atiba Charles, 20-Jason Scotland, 21-Kelvin Jack (injured), 22-Clayton Ince, 23-Anthony Wolfe.
team notes: The defeat for Trinidad & Tobago means that none of the debutants at 2006 FIFA World Cup have yet won.
Shaka Hislop had previously been chosen as the England reserve goalkeeper in February 1998.
Coach Leo Beenhakker was in charge of the Dutch against England in the 1990 World Cup Finals.
4-4-2 Hislop -
Edwards, Sancho, Lawrence, Gray -
Birchall, Yorke, Whitley, Theobald
(Wise) -
(Glen), John.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 28.3 Appearances/Goals 44.5 8.4


    Match Report (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard spared England's blushes with late goals against Trinidad & Tobago to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.  Crouch, who had missed several chances, met David Beckham's right-wing cross to power a header past Shaka Hislop.  Gerrard wrapped it up in stoppage time with a stunning left-foot drive after England made hard work of the contest.

Wayne Rooney came on, but it was fellow subs Aaron Lennon and Stewart Downing who helped turn the game England's way.  It had looked like being a major embarrassment for England coach Sven-Gösran Eriksson, with his team short on ideas and confidence.  They created plenty of chances without ever being in total control of the match and can count themselves fortunate to have got out of jail.

Yet it all seemed so different in the opening stages, as England played with an ease that suggested they were playing in a training game rather than a crucial World Cup contest.  After Michael Owen miscued in front of goal, Crouch went close twice, first denied an attempt at a volley five yards out by Brent Sancho's timely intervention and then foiled by Hislop's claw away after Joe Cole's left-wing cross.  But as so often with Eriksson's England, early promise soon turned into increasing frustration as passes were misplaced with alarming regularity.

They were nearly made to pay for their laboured approach, as Paul Robinson uncharacteristically flapped at a corner only for Stern John to head wide at the far post.  As the clock ticked towards half-time the England fans began to chant for Rooney's introduction with real fervour, not helped by a moment of calamity from Crouch.  Spotted by Beckham standing in the penalty area eight yards out, with no-one anywhere near him, Crouch hoplessly caught the volley on his right shin and sent it several yards wide of Hislop's goal.  His miss could have proved even more costly. Carlos Edwards beat Robinson to a cross and as John bundled the ball towards goal, John Terry typically managed to get back in time to clear the ball off the line.

It was equally bad for the first 13 minutes of the second half, before the fans finally got their wish and Rooney was introduced, along with Lennon.  The double change galvanised the side, but England continued to be sloppy in front of goal.  Eriksson's stock 4-4-2 became 3-5-2 and Beckham and Lennon began to dovetail down the right - the captain crossing for the wasteful Crouch to head over, again unmarked.  Lampard then had three chances in two minutes but could not convert any, scooping one over, hitting the next at Hislop and dragging the last one wide.

But just when it seemed England's profligacy would cost them, Crouch popped up with the most important goal of his life.  Putting the misses firmly behind him, England's giant hitman powerfully headed Beckham's cross into the roof of the net past Hislop.  Having come so close Trinidad visibly wilted, and Gerrard took advantage with a brilliant left-foot screamer that flew in from the edge of the area. - BBC Sport

Source Notes

BBC Sport
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