England v Argentina

Wednesday 5 June 2002

England v Argentina (Fri - 12.30pm)

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David Beckham was famously sent off last time these sides met in 1998... Will the red mist descend again in Sapporo?

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After letting victory slip through their fingers against Sweden, can Beckham and Co. find pride and passion in this Group F crunch clash.

Players and fans of both sides have been eagerly awaiting this World Cup fixture for months and after the opening group games this fixture has taken on even more significance. Having defeated Nigeria in Ibaraki on Sunday, the Argentinians are in pole position and England know they must pull out all the stops if they are to qualify as Group winners.

David Beckham, in particular, will want to shine in Sapporo after being sent from the field in the infamous clash with Argentina four years ago. England would leave the field in France with their World Cup dreams left in tatters as spot-kicks proved their downfall once again. Those nightmare recollections will be dispelled from the minds of the brave XI who take to the pitch on Friday in search of English glory. Will lady luck smile on the Three Lions this time?

Match Betting:
Argentina 4/5
England 100/30
Draw 2/1

(Betting updated IN-RUNNING)

Double Result

Argentina/Argentina 7/4
Argentina/Draw 14/1
Argentina/England 40/1
Draw/Argentina 4/1
Draw/Draw 4/1
Draw/England 8/1
England/Argentina 28/1
England/Draw 14/1
England/England 11/2

First Goalscorer

G.Batistuta 4/1
H.Crespo 4/1
M.Owen 6/1
D.Vassell 8/1
E.Heskey 8/1
A.Ortega 8/1
C.Caniggia 8/1
C.Lopez 8/1
R.Fowler 9/1
T.Sheringham 10/1
P.Scholes 11/1
J.Veron 11/1

(Others available)

Scorecasts

Batistuta to score 1st and Argentina to win 1-0 16/1
Batistuta to score 1st and Argentina to win 2-1 33/1
Crespo to score 1st and Argentina to win 3-0 40/1
Veron to score 1st and Argentina to win 1-0 40/1
Owen to score 1st and the game to end 2-2 80/1
Owen to score 1st and England to win 1-0 22/1
Scholes to score 1st and England to win 1-0 40/1
Scholes to score 1st and England to win 2-0 80/1
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Match Specials
D Beckham to score direct from a free kick 8/1
M Owen to score a hat-trick 50/1
An England player to be sent off 13/2
England to score a penalty 7/1
England to win by 2 or more goals 7/1
England to come from behind and win 18/1

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