Group C – United States and England Qualify

United States and England have finished first and second in Group C and qualified for the Round of 16 with Slovenia and Algeria being eliminated.

A first-half goal to Jermaine Defoe gave England a 1-0 win over Slovenia while a last gasp 90 minute strike to Landon Donavan sent the USA into the next round, and Slovenia out, when the Americans defeated Algeria 1-0.

The USA and England finished level on 5 points from Slovenia on 4 with Algeria gaining just the one point.

For all intensive purposes Slovenia were into the next round until the United States landed a 90 minute goal to go above the Slovenians into first place in the group and relegate the European side into third place and elimination from the tournament.

Slovenia vs England Result

Slovenia 0
England 1

23m Jermaine Defoe (Eng)

40m B. Jokic (Slo)
48m G. Johnson (Eng)
79m V. Birsa (Slo)
81m Z. Dedic (Slo)

Slovenia
Samir Handanovic, Miso Brecko, Bostjan Cesar, Marko Suler, Bojan Jokic, Valter Birsa, Robert Koren, Aleksander Radosavljevic, Andraz Kirm, Zlatan Ljubijankic, Milivoje Novakovic
Subs:
62m Zlatko Dedic/Zlatan Ljubijankic, 79m Tim Matavz/Andraz Kirm

England
David James, Glen Johnson, Matthew Upson, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Gareth Barry, James Milner,
Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney
Subs:
72m Joe Cole/Jermain Defoe, 86m Emile Heskey/Wayne Rooney

United States vs Algeria Result

United States 1
Algeria 0

90m Landon Donavan (USA)

12m H. Yebda (Alg)
62m J. Altidore (USA)
76m A. Yahia (Alg)
83m M. Lacen (Alg)
90m A. Yahia (Alg)
90m D. Beasley (USA)

United States
Tim Howard, Jonathan Bornstein, Jay Demerit, Carlos Bocanegra, Steve Cherundolo, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore, Herculez Gomez
Subs: 46m Benny Feilhaber/ Herculez Gomez, 64m Edson Buddle/ Maurice Edu, 81m DaMarcus Beasley/ Jonathan Bornstein

Algeria
Rais M´Bohli, Madjid Bougherra, Rafik Halliche, Anther Yahia, Foued Kadir, Hassan Yebda, Mehdi Lacen, Nadir Belhadj, Karim Matmour, Karim Ziani, Rafik Djebbour
Subs: 66m Abdelkader Ghezzal/Rafik Djebbour, 69m Adlene Guédioura/Karim Ziani, 86m Rafik Saifi/ Karim Matmour

Group C Final Table

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 USA 3 1 2 0 4 3 1 5
2 ENGLAND 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 5
3 Slovenia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4 Algeria 3 0 1 2 0 2 -2 1

United States will meet the winner of Group D in the knockout stage, which is expected to be Germany, while England will play the Group D runner-up which could be Ghana, Serbia or Australia.

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