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Defoe strike sends England through

A lone goal from Jermain Defoe proved enough for England to edge past Slovenia in a tough contest and advance to the Round of 16, while the result left the Slovenians heartbroken.

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The final whistle sounds.
90'+MILNER (England) commits a foul.
90'+J COLE (England) takes a corner kick.
90'+DEDIĆ (Slovenia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MILNER (England).
90'+RADOSAVLJEVIĆ (Slovenia) commits a foul.
88'JOHNSON (England) commits a foul.
87'MILNER (England) swings in the corner.
86'J COLE (England) sees an effort go off target.
86'BREČKO (Slovenia) sees an effort go off target.
86' HESKEY (in) comes off the bench to replace DEFOE (out) (England)
85'BIRSA (Slovenia) takes a corner kick.
84'J COLE (England) commits a foul.
84'MILNER (England) commits a foul.
83'ŠULER (Slovenia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DEFOE (England).
81' DEDIĆ (Slovenia) is booked by the referee.

Man of the Match

Forward

Statistics

Ball possession
45
%
55

Attempts

13Attempts13
6On-Target8
3Off-Target4

Disciplinary

19Fouls Committed20
3Yellow cards1
0Red Cards0

Attacking

2Corners11
1Offsides1
0Free kicks0
6Saves6

Line-ups

Slovenia
SloveniaSVN
England
EnglandENG
(GK)
(GK)
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
(C)Misses next match if booked
(C)
62'
10
10
72'
14
13
Misses next match if booked
15
17
Misses next match if booked 79'
16
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
19
86'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
12
(GK)
(GK)
23
(GK)
Absent
14
62'
11
72'
15
20
Misses next match if booked
Not eligible to play
20
Injured
21
86'
79'
CoachCoach
Matjaz KEK (SVN)Fabio CAPELLO (ITA)

Match Facts

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth has a 40 kilometre stretch of immaculate beaches in a protected bay.

Port Elizabeth Stadium

  • Stadium namePort Elizabeth Stadium
  • CityNelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 19° CTemperature
  • 42 m/sWind
  • 55 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Wolfgang STARK
    Germany
    GermanyGER
  • Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Hendrik SALVER (GER)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Mike PICKEL (GER)
  • Fourth official: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)

Groups

Group C
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
USA
USA
31204315
England
ENG
31202115
Slovenia
SVN
31113304
Algeria
ALG
301202-21