Germany has reached the second round
after a close game against Poland in which the undersized
striker Oliver Neuville had scored the golden 1:0.
All top teams including England, Argentina,
Italy, Portugal, Netherlands. Germany etc. have shown wins
in their opening games.
Portugal has defeated Angola by 1:0
and Mexico the team from Iran with 3:1.
England has scored a 1:0 win against
Paraguay through a goal by David Beckham in the absence of
top striker Wayne Rooney.
Team Germany has scored a fine 4:2
win against Costa Rica in the absence of top gun Michael Ballack
in the opening match whilst Poland had been weak during the
0:2 loss against Ecuador.
Several German politicians have warned of regions where violent
Nazi groups are attacking foreigners. On the weekend
even a Berlin parliament member with Turkish roots had been
taken to hospital after a severe attack by right wing extremists.
The FIFA Soccer Federation is still seeking buyers for 70.000
VIP tickets priced between 2.199 and 3.199 Euro.
Team England: Doctors had triggered
hopes for fast recovery of Wayne Rooney. Other great UK hopes
are the 17 years young striker Theo Walcott and Aaron Lennon.
Team Iran fears Team Mexico for it`s
voodoo related abilities.
Team England: The future hope after
the World Cup is Steve McClaren as
Britain`s new manager.
Wayne Rooney is unlikely to play at
the World Cup with "more than only one fracture"
in his foot, as UK manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed.
Meanwhile Michael Owen get`s mentioned as the UK`s no 1 hope
whilst many fans rate David Beckham as not that important.
Seleção Brazil: Coach
Carlos Alberto Parreira has already revealed his stunning
starting formation. Goal: Dida - Defense: Cafu, Juan, Lucio,
Roberto Carlos - Midfield: Kaka, Emerson, Ronaldinho, Zé
Roberto - Strikers: Adriano and Ronaldo.
Team Poland came across in a poor
state when they lost a test match against some weak opponent.
Team England: Britain`s main hope
Wayne Rooney is now in doubt since he fractured a metatarsal
bone in his right foot. Still chances are, that he might return
for the opener against Paraguay on 10 June. Meanwhile Michael
Owen is back on the field and despite not feeling perfectly
fit with still a dull pain in his foot he is hopeful to strike
once again for England at the World Cup.