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De-constructing Group C

sports Updated: Jun 20, 2010 00:29 IST
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As upsets continue to rock the tournament and several top-notch teams seem to be on the edge of elimination, HT analyses all the possibilities in the all important Group C that involves Fabio Cappelo's beleaguered English side. The Italian has his task cut out before his team plays Slovenia on Wednesday

TEAM WATCH

All in all, the final matches in Group C will see all four teams trying to grab an emphatic win. England’s disappointing streak has left the group wide open

1. England need to win. Currently in third place with two points and behind the US in terms of goal difference, England will have to pull off a win against Slovenian for whom a draw is enough.

2. The US will be gunning for a win against Algeria, who will guarantee a spot in R-16. If Algeria win, they will have 4 points and if the Slovenians can beat England, then the Algerians advance. If the match ends in a draw, US will have three points and if Slovenia and England draw their match, England will also have three points. It will go down to goal difference.

WHAT ENGLAND MUST DO

Change in formation

Check for injuries

Rely a little more on ‘wing play’

Get rid of Emile Heskey immediately