England scored 34 goals in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

Fabio Capello's side moved on from the heartache of missing out on qualification for the UEFA European Championship in 2008 by sealing qualification for South Africa with two games to spare.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, upon whom so many hopes will rest this summer, was England's top scorer with nine goals as they topped Group 6, while Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 humbling of Croatia in Zagreb.