Croatia 2 England 0

England went behind to a header from Croatia’s Brazilian-born striker Eduardo da Silva early in the second half.Goalkeeper Paul Robinson conceded the second when he incredibly missed Gary Neville’s back pass,kicked thin air and saw the ball roll past him into the net.
McClaren after the game – “It was my decision to change. We’ve lost the game so obviously the tactics did not work,” he said. “The team tried and the players did the jobs they were told to do. It has not worked and we have lost the game.”
What makes it a bit worse is that Italy , Germany , Ukraine, Northern Ireland , Wales and France all won their respective matches.
Even the neighbours from across the sea -The republic of Ireland – played out a creditable draw after the 5 – 1 loss to Cyprus the other day.
McClaren had better come up with some new ideas soon or Britannia will sink without a trace instead of ruling the waves !
For now he joins the ranks of English coaches who fell from grace.

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