Sunday, July 21, 2024

England struggle badly in Frankfurt and comfortable 2-0 win for Argentina in Copa!

England produced an alarmingly poor performance as they struggled to a 1-1 draw with Denmark and missed the chance to book their place in the knockouts at Euro 2024.

However, England were criticised for sitting back after going ahead against Serbia in their Euros opener and they did exactly the same here. Gareth Southgate’s side, dropping deep and lacking intensity, were wayward with their passing. Jude Bellingham – the star on Sunday – was anonymous, Trent Alexander-Arnold out of sorts in midfield.

With four points from their opening two games, England are already all-but sure of progressing from the group to the knock-out stages.

But they won’t be going far in Germany with this kind of display.

Defending champions Argentina beat Canada 2-0 in the opening match of the Copa America in Atlanta on Thursday with forwards Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez scoring second-half goals to seal the victory.

Lionel Scaloni’s side made the breakthrough four minutes after the restart as Lionel Messi played a sublime pass to Alexis Mac Allister, who poked it away from advancing Canada goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau and into the path of Alvarez for a simple finish.

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