Friday, June 18, 2010

England vs Algeria Live Score and Time: FIFA World Cup 2010

England and Algeria are going to take on each other in their second match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2010. The Group C match would take place on 18 June at the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town. After a dismal show against USA, England would be desperate to pick up 3 points, while Algeria would not be even disappointed with a point.


The match begins at 18:30 GMT and 20:30 local time. As per Algeria time, the match starts at 19:30. In USA, the match kicks off in New York time at 14:30 and California time at 11:30.

Live Score

To get the live score of the match, visit the following link:

Algeria’s hopes of getting into the next stage received a huge blow as it lost to Slovenia 1-0 in their first match. With two matches against England and USA left in hand, Algeria is now on the verge of getting out of the tournament. So, from this point of view, Algeria has nothing to lose against England and could be motivated to display an inspirational performance against the Three Lions.

England is expected to be stronger against Algeria with Gareth Barry returning to action. Barry’s presence as the holding midfielder would ease the pressure on Steven Gerrard who would now be able to concentrate more on attack, rather than defending.

England coach Fabio Capello has once again overlooked Joe Cole, despite the player’s impressive performance in the friendly matches. England midfield would feature Barry as defensive midfielder, whose task would be bolstering English defense and make a bridge between the defense and the midfield, and Steven Gerrard and Aaron Lennon in the left and ring wings respectively, while Chelsea star Frank Lampard would operate through the middle.

Capello has kept his faith on goalkeeper Robert Green, despite his howler against USA. Earlier, he praised the mental toughness of the West Ham keeper. However, Dailymail reported that Capello would deploy David James in goal for the match against Algeria.

Algeria’s first choice keeper Faouzi Chaouchi would start against England, though his recent ankle problem suggested otherwise. The North African side would, however, miss the service of striker Abdelkader Ghezzal who received marching order in their opening fixture.

Ghezzal’s absence is a big blow for the Algerians as they have serious problem when it comes to scoring. In their previous 3 matches, Algeria netted just once. They played pretty much defensively against Slovenia, but their attack got some firepower when Ghezzal came on as a second half substitute. Coach Rabah Saadane would play Rafik Djebbour as the lone striker.

Algeria would heavily rely on its experienced back four which features Belhadj, Halliche, Bougherra and captain Yahia. Midfielders Karim Matmour and Foued Kadir, who were not in the opening eleven against Slovenia, would start against England.

England Squad

Robert Green, John Terry, Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole, Gareth Barry, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Emile Heskey

Algeria Squad

Fawzi Chaouchi, Anther Yahia, Rafik Halliche, Madjid Bougherra, Nadir Belhadj, Karim Ziani, Mehdi Lacen, Hassan Yebda, Foued Kadir, Rafik Djebbour, Karim Matmour

1 comment:

  1. England just drawn with Algeria.. Big blow to the chaps... the lads should have played football.. ---_-Enlgand-.0-0.-Algeria-_-