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England Rides Lady Luck

t1 crouch England Rides Lady LuckHaving been seeded into the easiest group of the 2006 World Cup, England has continued to ride lady luck during this tournament. Consider the following:

Against Paraguay, it was an own goal. Versus Trinidad and Tobago, it was a goal line clearance by Terry and a header by Crouch that should have been ruled out because of a blatant hair pulling.

The Swedes, meanwhile, hit the woodwork a couple of times and could have won the match. Then against Ecuador, there’s the infamous Ecuador shot that was deflected against the crossbar after the brave sliding tackle by Ashley Cole.

Has there been a luckier team this tournament?

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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