England is running out of time as they fight for a World Cup Title, starting June 11. South Africa 2010 may well be the last chance of international silverware for some of the most well-known faces in the sport. World Cup oddsmakers at BODOG.com have England listed as 8/1 odds underdogs to win FIFA World Cup 2010. Be sure to get your FIFA World Cup Predictions in at BODOG.com. Here is your FIFA World Cup 2010 Odds Preview: England
England will have striker Wayne Rooney to rely on as they chase their first World Cup since 1966. England won all but one of their qualifying games for the 2010 World Cup. They had nine wins from ten Group 6 games, scoring a European Zone high of 34 goals in the process. A 5–1 victory over Croatia at Wembley ensured the team qualified for the final tournament with two games to spare, a feat that had never been achieved before. With Sven-Goran Eriksson and Steve McClaren out of the picture, England is rejuvenated by newly appointed Italian Coach Fabio Capello, who appears to have brought fresh vigour to England . Winner of Serie A with AC Milan, AS Roma and Juventus, as well as a two-time La Liga champion at Real Madrid, Italian disciplinarian Capello wasted little time in instilling a renewed work ethic and squad spirit in an England squad packed with big-name stars and equally large egos. England is in Group C with USA, Algeria and Slovenia.
They’ll be fielding their usual squad of superstars, who have been rather impressive through qualifying. Manchester United forward Rooney found the net nine times in as many games. Midfield duo Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard combined for seven goals and their big guy up front, Peter Crouch, certainly made the most of limited opportunities by grabbing four goals in as many appearances. Frank Lampart said "I think we've put the record straight, to some extent. Since the manager arrived, there has been nothing but hard work, our confidence has come on a million miles in the way the team is playing. Today typified everything about us in this campaign. It is the first step and we've qualified now but there's still a long way to go." They’ll be without Captian Rio Ferdinand due to injury.
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