Umbro - England 2008 Home Football Shirt 'LAMPARD'
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9/10 - Very good condition, almost new. Few signs of wear.
8/10 - Good condition, used but maintained well. Signs of wear.
7/10 - Used with love, clear signs of wear such as scratches, star loss etc.
6/10 - The last dance, looks for a new owner for the last time.
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Player Name - LAMPARD
Kit Class - Fan Edition
In 2006, the England national football team participated in the FIFA World Cup held in Germany. The team entered the tournament with high expectations, with a squad considered to be part of the so-called "Golden Generation" of English football due to the number of highly talented players at their disposal.
World Cup Performance: England's World Cup campaign in 2006 saw them advance to the quarter-finals. They were placed in Group B and successfully progressed to the knockout stages after finishing second in their group behind Sweden, with whom they drew, and ahead of Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago, both of which they defeated.
In the Round of 16, England faced Ecuador and secured a 1-0 victory courtesy of a David Beckham free-kick, which sent them through to the quarter-finals. However, their journey ended there as they were eliminated by Portugal on penalties after a goalless draw that included extra time. The match was also notable for the sending off of Wayne Rooney.
Squad and Key Players:
- David Beckham: England's captain at the time, and one of the most recognizable figures in world football.
- Wayne Rooney: One of the most talented forwards in English football, though his tournament was marred by the red card against Portugal.
- Steven Gerrard: The influential midfielder was in his prime and a key component of the team.
- Frank Lampard: Another of England's midfield powerhouses, though he famously failed to score despite having numerous chances throughout the tournament.
- John Terry and Rio Ferdinand: Formed the central defensive partnership that was the backbone of the team.
Manager: Sven-Göran Eriksson was the manager of England during the 2006 World Cup. Despite the talent at his disposal, he faced criticism for the team's performance and tactics.
Expectations and Outcome: Expectations were high for England given the caliber of their players. However, the team was often criticized for not living up to its potential, with the style of play considered less than the sum of its parts. The quarter-final exit was seen as a disappointment, with the penalty shootout proving to be a recurring hurdle for England in major tournaments.
Aftermath: After the World Cup, Eriksson left his role, and Steve McClaren took over as the manager of the national team. The 2006 World Cup remains a "what could have been" moment for English football, with the talent-laden squad unable to reach the heights that many fans and pundits believed they were capable of. The penalty shootout defeat to Portugal continued a trend of England exiting major tournaments on penalties, a streak that would haunt them until recent years.