Saturday, November 17, 2007

Steve McLaren Has Hope Yet

Israel's 2-1 home victory today over Russia, capped by a spectacular few minutes of second half injury time, puts qualifying for Euro 2008 squarely back in England's hands. The Three Lions now need only a draw against Croatia at Wembley on Wednesday to book their trip to Austria-Switzerland next June, which is truly amazing given how poorly they've played and been managed over the entire qualification process.

I'll have a full preview of the England-Croatia game on Tuesday, a match that is pretty much meaningless for the latter as Russia's loss today clinched Croatia's spot in Euro 2008 but is hugely important for both England and Steve McLaren.

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