Having 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?