28 Jun 2010

British papers condemn England world cup loss

11:58 am on 28 June 2010

British newspapers have been unsparing in their condemnation of the England football team after they were beaten 4-1 by Germany in the second round of the World Cup in Bloemfontein.

Despite having a clear goal disallowed the Daily Mail said that was not the reason for the loss.

The paper described England as a mess, both tactically and technically.

The Daily Star, said manager Fabio Capello's humiliation was complete when distraught England fans sang the name of former team boss Sven Goran Eriksson.

The Guardian said the defeat spelled the end of international football for the likes of captain Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.