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USA get rub of the Green

A terrible mistake from England’s Robert Green gave USA a share of the spoils in Group C’s opening match played in front of a passionate crowd in Rustenburg.

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The final whistle sounds.
90'+BUDDLE (USA) commits a foul.
90'+DEMPSEY (USA) sees an effort go off target.
90'+CROUCH (England) is penalised after committing a foul.
90'DONOVAN (USA) takes a corner kick.
89'DONOVAN (USA) sees an effort go off target.
87'CROUCH (England) sees an effort go off target.
86' HOLDEN (in) comes off the bench to replace ALTIDORE (out) (USA)
86'BRADLEY (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ROONEY (England).
84'LAMPARD (England) sees one of his shots blocked.
83'A COLE (England) commits a foul.
83'ONYEWU (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ROONEY (England).
82'ALTIDORE (USA) is penalised after committing a foul.
81'BUDDLE (USA) sees one of his shots blocked.
79' CROUCH (in) comes off the bench to replace HESKEY (out) (England)

Man of the Match

USAUSA
Goalkeeper

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

Line-ups

England
EnglandENG
USA
USAUSA
12
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
(C)
10
13
16
31'
20
46' HT
86'
21
79'
77'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
79'
11
11
86'
14
14
77'
15
16
31'
18
46' HT
19
19
23
CoachCoach
Fabio CAPELLO (ITA)Bob BRADLEY (USA)

Match Facts

Royal Bafokeng Stadium

  • Stadium nameRoyal Bafokeng Stadium
  • CityRustenburg

Officials

  • Referee: Carlos Eugenio SIMON
    Brazil
    BrazilBRA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Altemir HAUSMANN (BRA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Roberto BRAATZ (BRA)
  • Fourth official: Eddy Allen MAILLET (SEY)

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