UK time is: 00:02:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

They think it's all over...

The famous line to follow would be 'it is now'... although technically it is not quite over for England yet, pretty much it is though with us all but out of the world cup!

First and foremost Italy must beat Costa Rica on tonight, if they do this it gives us an outside chance of getting through if we then beat them in our final game and Italy then beat Uruguay.

A few too many 'if' for my liking though...

Lets work on the assumption that Italy beat Costa Rica, unless they are heavily beaten they will keep the 2nd qualifying place going into the final round of games.

If we do beat Costa Rica you would think that, as news will quickly filter through to Italy and Uruguay, with Italy already knowing that they are basically through - should they win tonight - they would settle for this to confirm group winner status and Uruguay would also know a point would do them so take that.

Give or take, it is probable that an Italy-Uruguay draw could see both through...

It is highly, highly, unlikely that we will be able to do what is required and even a final group game win will probably not be enough, will it?

Please let us end positively though.

Ok, perhaps a lot was not expected from us at this work cup but losing all 3 group games was not something that I had even dreamt would happen - bizarrely losing a couple and winning just the solitary one could still see us through in 2nd place mind!

For now though I would just settle for a positive finish to the group to take into the future...

Follow @VitalEngland.

Join the Vital England Debate

Vital England on: facebook

Vital England on: twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 20 2014

Time: 10:44AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent England Articles

Ings Ignoring Things (Wednesday November 26 2014)

A Hindrance Not A Help! (Wednesday November 26 2014)

No Point Being Saido About It (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Hodgson Will Give Southgate First Pick (Friday November 21 2014)

Pulis Is Shawcross Ryan Is Not Involved (Friday November 21 2014)

High-Profile Friendlies Lined Up (Friday November 21 2014)

France & Germany Friendlies Arranged (Thursday November 20 2014)

Hodgson Pleased With Player Resolve (Thursday November 20 2014)

Scotland 1-3 England (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Stats: Scotland v England (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Archived England Articles

List All Vital England Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

Breaking League News

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would you take the 'senior' U21 players to next summers finals?
Suggested By:  Rug
Yep to all, take the strongest squad 67%
Nope, wouldn't be beneficial 0%
Southgate knows best 33%