The drought continued for Algeria at the FIFA World Cup™, but there were landmark goals for Landon Donovan and Jermain Defoe. FIFA.com figures also reveal another reason for Fabio Capello to remember this day.
minutes of FIFA World Cup action for Australia and only the No2 shirt has been on the pitch for all that time. In 1974 it was worn by Doug Utjesenovic and in 2006 and again in South Africa by Lucas Neill.
minutes have now elapsed since Algeria last scored a FIFA World Cup goal. They have not scored in this edition and failed to find the net in their two last group games at Mexico 1986. Their last goal came against Northern Ireland on 3 June 1986 when Djamel Zidane scored an equaliser in the 59th minute to earn a 1-1 draw.
years ago today, Capello scored his one and only FIFA World Cup goal for Italy in a 2-1 defeat against Poland in Stuttgart. He has further reason to remember 23 June with England's win over Slovenia having ensured England's prolonged participation at South Africa 2010.
group games had been played by USA before today's 1-0 win over Algeria and they had not kept a clean sheet in any of them.
FIFA World Cups have been won by the opponents Ghana have faced in their seven games on football's greatest stage. In 2006 they faced Italy in the group phase and Brazil in the Round of 16.
appearances make Donovan USA's joint-most experienced FIFA World Cup campaigner. Sharing the honour are Earnie Stewart and Cobi Jones.
participations for England dating back to 1962 and in only one – Germany 2006 – have the Three Lions conceded goals in their third and final group game. They drew 2-2 with Sweden in Cologne four years ago but on every other occasion they won without conceding or drew 0-0 (twice).
times England managers have paired Wayne Rooney and Defoe in attack for the start of a game and only once – today's fixture with Slovenia – has either of them scored. In the previous seven games, Defoe had always been substituted, and he was again today – as was Rooney.
goals make Donovan the joint-top scorer for USA in the FIFA World Cup. Also on that mark is Bert Patenaude, who scored on the first day of the FIFA World Cup in a 3-0 win over Belgium on 13 July 1930. He then scored the competition's first hat-trick four days later in a 3-0 win over Paraguay.