Below you will find an archive of our news stories from the build up to the World Cup Germany 2006. Come on England!
Until 1 June 2006 Win World Cup Tickets with Radio One
Fans of the Chris Moyles Show will already know that Radio One is giving away a pair of tickets to each of the below games:
Sat 10 June - England V Paraguay
The Chris Moyles World Cup competition prize consists of flight tickets, accommodation, and tickets to an England game for two people. Pretty good eh? So, if you're still desperate for World Cup tickets, you have until 7:30am on Thursday 1 June 2006 to enter. You can register for the competition at:
3 May 2006 Rooney Needs a Miracle to Make the World Cup
Start praying everyone! At the last World Cup the drama was Beckham's metatarsal, this time around it's the two broken bones in the right foot of our 20 year-old footballing sensation Wayne Rooney. Initial reports suggest that Rooney is at least six weeks away from a return to full training. Rooney sustained the injury at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and England Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has compared an England without him to a Brazil without Ronaldinho. However, the manager remains confident of a good England performance, and the in-form Frank Lampard feels that the squad cannot use Rooney's possible absence as an excuse if they do not win the World Cup.
Even without Rooney, the England World Cup squad boasts the likes of Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, John Terry, Joe Cole, David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand, so cheer up everybody (but keep praying anyway)!
Weds 1 Mar 2006 World Cup Friendly England vs Uruguay
England 2 - Uruguay 1
All in all an entertaining match, which got a little heated at times, with 5 bookings and even the referree indulging in a little shoving.
England Goals: Peter Crouch 75, Joe Cole 90
Fri 9 Dec 2005 England World Cup Draw Results
England have been drawn against Sweden, Paraguay and Trinidad & Tobago in World Cup Group B.
Sat 12 November World Cup Friendly vs Argentina
3 - Argentina 2
Weds 12 October World Cup Qualifier Results
2 - 1 Poland, England finish top of their qualifying group
Sat 8 October World Cup Qualifier Results
England beat Austria 1-0, with David Beckham being sent off after two yellow cards. Beckham didn't deserve to get the cards, he pulled out of the tackle in the second incident.
N Ireland 2-3 Wales at Windsor Park, Wales move off the bottom of Group 6.
Scotland 0-1 Belarus at Hampden Park, Scotland will be out of a chance for World Cup qualification if either Norway or Slovenia win tonight.
Weds 7 Sep 2005 World Cup Qualifier Results
England 0 - Northern Ireland 1
3 Sep 2005 World Cup Qualifier Results
Group Five result:
3 Sep 2005 - Sepp Blatter wants FA to bid for 2018 World Cup
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said he wants the FA to launch a bid for the 2018 World Cup to be hosted in England. He said they could take advantage of the facilities used for the 2012 Olympics.
Recent World Cup Friendly Results
31 May 2005 - Colombia 2 - 3 England
28th May 2005 World Cup Germany Update
England have a friendly against USA in Chicago tonight. In the absence of Beckham, who still has the season at Real Madrid to complete, Sol Campbell will captain the side. Campbell missed much of last season with ankle and tendon injuries and finds his place in the England squad under pressure from Chelsea Captain John Terry. Sven has said this is a chance for players to prove themselves, as whilst he's sure of most of the World Cup squad, he says there are still five places open.
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17 February 2005 New England Home Kit Available on Pre Order
9th February 2005 0-0 in England vs Holland Friendly
The match at Villa Park proved rather uneventful for an understrength England side. Sven tried a 4-3-3 system, and gave Shaun Wright-Phillips a start, and debuts to Stewart Downing and Andy Johnson. It was the Dutch who got closest to scoring first, hitting the woodwork after 11 minutes. Shaun Wright-Phillips had the best of England's chances, but could not mark his full debut with a goal.
22nd January 2005 World Cup Update - New England Home Shirt
We've just heard that the new England home shirt, the shirt to be worn
for the World Cup 2006 in Germany, will be available from Kitbag
under a pre-order from February 21st 2005. The shirt will be officially launched
on March 24th. Kitbag will be offering the following variations on the new
We'll keep you posted.
17th November 2004 World Cup Update
England's friendly against Spain finished 1-0 to Spain. Del Horno scored in the 9th minute from a Spanish corner. In the 25th minute a penalty was awarded against Paul Robinson, which the England players protested vehemently against, but justice was done when Robinson made an excellent save. Rooney received a yellow card in the 37th minute for pushing and was taken off by a cautious Sven just before half time, as Rooney's temper threatened to get the better of him. England's passing was inaccurrate, especially in the midfield, and a scrappy second half meant England never really got going and it finished a rather disappointing game.
Sweden 4 - 1 Scotland at Easter Road
13th October 2004 World Cup Germany Update
On a cold night in Baku, England enjoyed most of the possession, taking their 1-0 victory over Azerbaijan with Owen's header in the 21st minute.
At the Millenium Stadium it ended Wales 2, Poland 3. Rob Earnshaw gave Wales the lead early in the second half, but Tomasz Frankowski levelled the match on 72 minutes and nine minutes later Maciej Zurawski scored Poland's second. Jacek Krzynowek's long-range effort then made it three, putting paid to Mark Hughes' hopes of winning his last game as the Welsh Manager. An injury time header from John Hartson followed, but Wales failed to get any badly needed points.
Scotland could only manage a draw against Moldova, going a goal down after 28 minutes when Serghei Dadu scored from six yards. Steven Thompson equalised three minutes later with a shot through the legs of the Moldovan keeper.
Northern Ireland scored in the fourth minute of extra time to achieve a 3 all draw against Austria.
Results for World Cup 2006 Qualifying Matches
England 1 - 0 Azerbaijan
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9th October 2004 Update! World Cup Qualifiers - England have beaten Wales 2-0 at Old Trafford today
Lampard's early strike was deflected off Owen's heel past the impressive Welsh keeper Paul Jones. In the 76th minute, Beckham scored a blinder of a goal, sweeping the ball across the penalty area and into the top right hand corner of the net. Wales put up determined resistance, but England played well, with young star Wayne Rooney worrying the Welsh defence on a number of occasions.
Shortly after his glorious goal, Beckham earned a fractured rib after going for a 50/50 ball with Ben Thatcher. Clearly riled, Beckham's unnecessary challenge on the same player a few minutes later earned him the yellow card that will mean he misses the next qualifier in Azerbaijan.
France 0 - 0 Rep of Ireland at the Stade de France
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