World Cup 2010 Group C: England 0-0 Algeria

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England's World Cup campaign went from bad to worse as they laboured to a tame draw against Algeria at Green Point Stadium.

Having drawn their opening game of the 2010 World Cup against the United States, the Three Lions were expected to respond versus the Algerians in Cape Town.

But Fabio Capello's men struggled to impose themselves on allegedly inferior opposition, meaning they need to beat Slovenia on Wednesday to guarantee a place in the last 16.

England's clearest chance of the night came on 32 minutes when Aaron Lennon's cross was headed only as far as Frank Lampard, whose left-footed strike from 12 yards out was well saved by the diving Raïs M'Bohli.


England: David James; Glen Johnson, Jamie Carragher, John Terry, Ashley Cole; Aaron Lennon (Shaun Wright-Phillips, 63), Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry (Peter Crouch, 84), Steven Gerrard; Wayne Rooney, Emile Heskey (Jermain Defoe, 74)

Algeria: Raïs M'Bohli; Madjid Bougherra, Nadir Belhadj, Antar Yahia; Foued Kadir, Hassan Yebda (Djamel Mesbah, 89), Mehdi Lacen, Rafik Halliche; Ryad Boudebouz (Djamel Abdoun, 74), Karim Ziani (Adlène Guedioura, 81), Karim Matmour

6Shots on target1
7Shots off target3
1Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
48Ball possession (%)52

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