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England

0

vs.

0

Montenegro

Att. = 73,451

Euro 2012 Qualifying Group G

Ref = Manuel Gräfe (GER)

Wembley Stadium

ENGLAND could only manage a 0-0 home draw against Montenegro last night in their third Euro 2012 qualifying match.

The home-team dominated the first-half possession, but failed to do anything with it. The closest England came to scoring was when Peter Crouch only just failed to connect with a long pass from Steven Gerrard.

I could tell the game was dull because my Dad and I had started to talk about something else!

The second-half wasn’t much better. Out-of-sorts striker Wayne Rooney had a few chances, and England should have had at least one penalty. The Montenegrin keeper, Mladen Božović, produced some class saves to keep his country’s record of four clean sheets from their first four matches.

But the really scary moment came just seven minutes from the end. Milan Jovanović – who is the Montenegrin player who should have given away that penalty to England – smashed the crossbar from long range. England keeper Joe Heart was well beaten.

Not really much else to report, apart from the fact that England were rightly booed off at full-time and that they must do better in their next two games, which are friendly matches against France and Argentina.

The other match in England’s group saw Switzerland destroy hapless Wales 4-1 to earn their first points. Wales stay rooted to the bottom of the table with zero points.

Some other Euro 2012 Qualifying results

Azerbaijan 1 – 0 Turkey 😮

Kazakhstan 0 – 3 Germany

Belgium 4 – 4 Austria

Slovakia 1 – 1 Republic of Ireland

Faroe Islands 1 – 1 Northern Ireland 🙂

Italy A – A Serbia (See below)

France 2 – 0 Luxembourg 😦

Netherlands 4 – 1 Sweden

Scotland 2 – 3 Spain 🙂

The Italy vs. Serbia match had to be abandoned after just six minutes due to the trouble in the stadium being caused by the Serbian ‘fans’. Kick-off had already been delayed for 35 minutes because of crowd disturbances. Flares were thrown onto the pitch by the Serbian crowd and fireworks were launched at the Italian keeper.

Football has moved on, it’s time these thugs did as well.

Euro 2012 Qualifying Group G

Pos.

Team

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

+/-

PTS

1

Montenegro (40=)

4

3

1

0

3

0

+3

10

2

England (6)

3

2

1

0

7

1

+6

7

3

Switzerland (21)

3

1

0

2

5

5

0

3

4

Bulgaria (54)

3

1

0

2

1

5

-4

3

5

Wales (84)

3

0

0

3

1

6

-5

0

Group winners and best runner-up all qualify for the finals in Poland and Ukraine automatically. The remaining group runners-up qualify for the Play-Off round. Brackets show current FIFA World Ranking.