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England exit resonates in parliament

A British member of parliament is demanding an inquiry into the state of English soccer, branding the national team’s performance at the World Cup “pathetic”.

sports Updated: Jul 02, 2010 00:06 IST

A British member of parliament is demanding an inquiry into the state of English soccer, branding the national team’s performance at the World Cup “pathetic”.

England went out in the second round when Germany trounced them 4-1. Conservative lawmaker David Amess said that he was so appalled by England’s performance that he filed a parliamentary motion demanding action.

FIFA mulls action against Nigeria

Johannesburg: FIFA is studying a report before possibly taking action against Nigeria for government interference after the team’s first-round exit at the World Cup. Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan ordered the team on Wednesday to sit out international competition for two years as punishment for its poor showing.

Matthaus interested in Cameroon job

Pretoria: German World Cup winning captain Lothar Matthaus revealed on Thursday that he is interested in becoming coach of Cameroon.

The 49-year-old said that he had been in touch with the Cameroon Football Federation over the hotseat.