Is the 2002 World Cup the one that got away from England?

Michael Owen was obviously in the form of his life. Treble winners of 1999 were in the squad like Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham. They had a top keeper in seaman and had a young Rio Ferdinand and Sol Campbell in defence. One of the greatest crossers of the ball of all time in David Beckham. Young up and coming... show more Michael Owen was obviously in the form of his life. Treble winners of 1999 were in the squad like Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham. They had a top keeper in seaman and had a young Rio Ferdinand and Sol Campbell in defence. One of the greatest crossers of the ball of all time in David Beckham. Young up and coming stars like Joe Cole and Owen Hargreaves. Ashley Cole who'd go on to become on of the best if not at one stage the best left back of his time. Of course Robbie Fowler was there as well. It was a great mix of players. You had a nice balance of guys in their early 20's, mid/late 20's and then guys over 30 like seaman, keown and southgate and sherirngham who could all still perform. Okay southgate was 31 compared to the others who were mid/late 30's. They obviously lost to eventual winners Brazil who had a world class team but they only lost narrowly and Brazil even played with ten men all England needed to do was play better in the second half. Had England defeated Brazil they could definitely have beat a very good Turkey team and then the final against Germany well England had only recently trashed them the year before. The Germans won most games narrowly with the exception of an 8-0 defeat of Saudi Arabia, and drew 1-1 with Ireland. Defensively sound throughout the tournament but didn't offer a whole pile in attack when you look at their results

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