A Germany vs England World Cup 2010 match wasn’t a huge surprise. This Germany vs England World Cup 2010 showdown was just the latest Germany vs England World Cup clash. The two nations have an intertwined history, although this was their first matchup on this stage in 20 years. For a while, it looked like it would be one of their more lopsided matches, before England looked to begin a comeback. But after a controversial non-call, the 2010 Germany vs England World Cup match became a blowout for the Germans after all.
The 4-1 win sent the Germans to the round of eight again, which they haven’t missed in over 50 years. But the English thought they would put up more of a fight to stop them, although they were on their heels from the start. The match started as badly as possible for the English, as they went down 2-0 within the first 30 minutes.
Yet the Germany vs England World Cup 2010 clash turned on its heels in the 37’th minute, when Matthew Upson cut the lead to 2-1. Seconds later, the English got the tying goal, which would truly set up another classic battle. Or it would have, if the referee had given Frank Lampard the goal.
For the English fans, the Germany vs England game will forever be defined by the missed tying goal. Lampard’s strike went off the bottom of the crossbar, and landed a few feet over the line – yet the referee couldn’t see it. With that, the score stayed 2-1 Germany, instead of a 2-2 tie which would have put the Germans against the wall.
In the second half, England tried to get an indisputable second goal, but early efforts fell short. Once Thomas Muller got a third goal for the Germans first, and then got a fourth, the Germany vs England showdown was over. It was a blowout win for the Germans, as it looked to be from the start.
However, with that uncalled goal, FIFA and their referees have once again gotten into a mess. FIFA seemed to have put the disallowed winning U.S. goal against Slovenia behind them, yet this newest controversy may be worse. With a missed call helping to decide the fate of a knockout game, the calls for instant replay will be revived again. At this point, FIFA must pray that it doesn’t happen in the championship match.
Despite the missed call, the Germany vs England World Cup 2010 match was all Germany, except for two minutes late in the first match. For the Germans, they now have karmic payback for their disallowed extra time goal in 1966 against the English. What’s more, they will now face either Argentina or Mexico, in their quest for a 2010 World Cup crown.
CNN.com- “Germany thrash England to reach World Cup quarterfinals”
Associated Press- “1966 in reverse as England not awarded goal”