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Sunday, 25 June 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup Finals Round of Sixteen, Match Three

England 1 Ecuador 0 [0-0]

Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Wasen, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Attendance: 52,000;
Kick-off: 5.00pm CET, 4.00pm BST; 
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson

England - David Beckham (twenty-eight yard free-kick 60 59:03). Match Summary
England Squad
Ecuador Squad
England - John Terry (18), Paul Robinson (77), Jamie Carragher (82).
Ecuador - Luis Valencia (24), Carlos Tenorio (37), Ulises De le Cruz (67).

Ecuador kicked-off. 95 minutes (47 & 48).


Match Summary

Officials from Belgium




Referee (black) - Frank Wermer De Bleeckere
 39 (1 July 1966), Oudenaarde, FIFA-listed 1998;

Assistant Referees - Peter Hermans, 39 (27 June 1966) and Walter Vromans, 38 (21 April 1968).

Fourth official - Oscar Ruiz, 36 (1 November 1969), Colombia, FIFA-listed 1995;

Fifth Official - José Navia, 37 (5 December 1968), Colombia;

8 Goal Attempts 9
4 Attempts on Target 3
0 Hit Bar/Post 1
5 Corner Kicks Won 7
3 Offside Calls Against 6
13 Fouls Conceded 24
49% Possession 51%

England Team



FIFA (17th May 2006) 10th
EFO ranking Group 3
ELO rating 6th to 5th
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, 57th captaincy,
John Terry 87
th minute.
Head Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 58 (5 February 1948), appointed 30 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
66th match, W 40 - D 16 - L 10 - F 128 - A 61.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W. 26 15 October 1979 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 14 GA
Robinson cautioned in the 77th minute for Ungentlemanly Conduct for time-wasting after delaying a goal-kick.
16 Hargreaves, Owen L. 25 20 January 1981
born in Canada

FC Bayern München, Germany

33 0
3 Cole, Ashley 25 20 December 1980 LB Arsenal FC 50 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G., off 90+2nd min 26 30 May 1980 CM Liverpool FC 46 9
5 Ferdinand, Rio G. 27 7 November 1978 CD Manchester United FC 51 0
6 Terry, John G. 25 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 28 1
Terry cautioned in the 18th minute for Unsporting Behaviour for a high kick on Carlos Tenario.
7 Beckham, David R.J., off 87th min. 31 2 May 1975 RM Real Madrid CF, Spain 93 17
Lampard, Frank J. 28 20 June 1978 CM

Chelsea FC

44 10
9 Rooney, Wayne M. 20 24 October 1985 CF Manchester United FC 32 10
18 Carrick, Michael 24 28 July 1981 DM Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 0
11 Cole, Joseph J., off 77th min. 24 8 November 1981 LM Chelsea FC 36 6
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Ecuador 0
15 Carragher, James L.D., on 77th min. for J. Cole 28 28 January 1978 D Liverpool FC 28 0
Carragher cautioned in the 82nd minute for Ungentlemanly Conduct for time-wasting.
19 Lennon, Aaron J., on 87th min. for Beckham 19 16 April 1987 M

Tottenham Hotspur FC

3 0
20 Downing, Stewart, on 90+2nd min. for Gerrard 21 22 July 1984 M Middlesbrough FC 5 0
scoreline: England 1 Ecuador 0
unused substitutes: 12-Sol Campbell, 13-David James, 14-Wayne Bridge, 17-Jermaine Jenas, 21-Peter Crouch, 22-Scott Carson, 23-Theo Walcott.
team notes: Ashley Cole won his fiftieth cap, all have come under Eriksson's reign.
David Beckham's goal was his second from a free kick at the World Cup. Only four other players have achieved that feat before: Pele and Roberto Rivelino (both Brazil), Teofilo Cubillas (Peru) and Bernard Genghini (France). 
Beckham is the first ever English player to have scored at three different World Cups, in 1998, 2002 and 2006 (one goal at each).
Beckham's free kick was the 63rd in the history of the World Cup and the sixth in 2006. Only three World Cups have seen more goals from free kicks than in 2006. The record is nine set in 2002.
It is England's 25th successful direct free-kick, and Beckham's sixth.
Argentina were the only team ever to have scored against England at this stage. In other second round matches, England beat Paraguay 3-0 in 1986, Belgium 1-0 in 1990, Denmark 3-0 in 2002 and now Ecuador 1-0.


Robinson -
Hargreaves, Terry, Ferdinand,
A.Cole -
Carrick -
(Lennon), Gerrard (Downing), Lampard, J.Cole (Carragher) -
Jamie Carragher slotted into the right-back position when he came on after 77 minutes, pushing Owen Hargreaves into the midfield position.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 40.5 4.5


Ecuador Team



FIFA (17th May 2006) 36th
EFO ranking n/a
ELO rating 26th to 28th
Colours: Made by Marathon - Yellow crew neck jerseys with pale blue right-side panel/sleeve, a red and blue slash on torso, pale blue shorts with yellow side panel, red socks with blue trim;
Capt: Ivan Hurtado Manager: Luis Fernando Su�rez Guzm�n, 46 (23 December 1959 in Medell�n, Colombia), appointed coach 2004,
37th match.
Ecuador Lineup
12 Mora Medrano, Cristian R. 26 26 August 1979 G Liga Deportiva Universitaria Quito 12 0
18 Reasco Yano, Néicer 28 23 July 1977 LB Liga Deportiva Universitaria Quito 34 0
3 Hurtado Angulo, Iván J. 31 16 August 1974 CD Al Arabi, Qatar 133 5
4 de la Cruz Bernardo, Ulises H. 32 8 February 1974 RB Aston Villa FC, England 88 5
De La Cruz cautioned in the 67th minute for Unsporting Behaviour for handball.
17 Espinoza Pabón, Giovanny P. 29 12 April 1977 CD Liga Deportiva Universitaria Quito 60 2
14 Castillo Nazareno, Segundo A. 24 15 May 1982 CM CD El Nacional 14 1
16 Valencia Mosquera, Luis A. 20 4 August 1985 RM RC Recreativo de Huelva, Spain on loan from Villareal CF, Spain, 21 3
Valencia cautioned in the 24th minute for Unsporting Behaviour for delaying Beckham's free-kick.
8 Méndez Méndez, Edison V. 27 16 March 1979 LM Liga Deportiva Universitaria Quito 68 10
20 Tenorio Montaño, Edwin R., off 69th min. 30 16 June 1976 CM Barcelona SC 72 0
21 Tenorio Medina, Carlos V., off 72nd min. 27 14 May 1979 F SC Al Sadd, Qatar 32 7
Tenorio cautioned in the 37th minute for Unsporting Behaviour for a heavy challenge on John Terry.
11 Delgado Chalá, Agustín J. 31 23 December 1974 F Liga Deportiva Universitaria Quito 71 31
Ecuador Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Ecuador 0
7 Lara Anangonó, Christian R., on 69th min. for E. Tenorio 26 27 April 1980 M CD El Nacional 21 3
10 Kaviedes Llorenty, J. Ivan, on 72nd min. for C. Tenorio 28 24 October 1977 F AA Argentinos Juniors, Argentina 48 14
result: England 1 Ecuador 0
unused substitutes: 1-Edwin Villafuerte, 2-Jorge Guagua, 5-José Luis Perlaza, 6-Patricio Urrutia, 9-Félix Borja, 13-Paúl Ambrosi, 15-Marlon Ayoví, 19-Luis Saritama, 22-Damián Lanza, 23-Christian Benítez.
4-4-2 Mora -
de la Cruz, Hurtado, Espinoza, Reasco -

Valencia, Castillo, E.Tenorio (Lara), Méndez -
C.Tenorio (Kaviedes), Delgado.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 27.7 Appearances/Goals 55.0 5.8


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

David Beckham became the first England player to score at three World Cups as his free-kick earned a quarter-final tie against Portugal or Netherlands.  Beckham beautifully curled home from 30 yards on the hour mark, but England made hard work of Ecuador.  The South Americans could have gone in front early on, Carlos Tenorio's shot deflecting off Ashley Cole and on to the bar after John Terry's mistake.  Frank Lampard missed two fine chances but England had done enough to win.

Again Eriksson will point to a job done, but again it was an England display which will produce more questions than answers.  Playing a 4-1-4-1 formation with Wayne Rooney up front alone, England looked comfortable and clumsy in equal measure on a strange afternoon in Stuttgart.

Yet they started off by doing the sensible thing in the stifling heat, with Michael Carrick at the hub as they passed the ball around and made Ecuador do the running.  However, the first genuine chance fell to the South Americans and after an error by John Terry they came agonisingly close to taking the lead.  Terry completely mis-timed a headed clearance and the ball fell to Carlos Tenorio to run clean through, the striker's fierce shot crashing off the bar thanks to a fine sliding block from Ashley Cole.

It was a Jekyll and Hyde performance from England - one minute keeping the ball with ease, the next giving it away and inviting pressure on to them.  Rooney cut an isolated figure as England put more effort into not conceding than scoring but they still looked shaky at the back, as Rio Ferdinand nearly put through his own net and Terry was cautioned for a neck-high tackle on Carlos Tenorio.

The decision to play Carrick in the holding role gave England a better base to build from, but Lampard and Gerrard were not getting forward enough to give the increasingly frustrated Rooney some much-needed support.  The 20-year-old could only look on with envy at the other end as Carlos Tenorio and Agustin Delgado hunted as a pair, causing Terry and Ferdinand to lose their usual composure.

Gerrard took it upon himself to improve things after the break as he bombed forward from the left, only to see his centre run across the six-yard line with no England player in sight.  When the breakthrough came, it was like travelling back in time to 2001 when Beckham was at the very peak of his powers.  He sized up the opportunity from 30 yards, wonderfully whipped the ball over the wall and towards the bottom corner and saw it creep past Cristian Mora at his near post.

Lampard twice had chances straight after to double the lead, first dragging a left-foot shot wide then failing to find Rooney in the box when he should have shot himself.  He missed a sitter with 17 minutes left too, blazing over from 14 yards after some sensational skill from Rooney by the left touchline.  Fortunately, it made no difference. England, for the second time under Eriksson, have reached the last eight of the World Cup finals. - BBC Sport

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