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Team preview: England

Originally Published: June 2, 2010
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

When England's golden generation failed to deliver in Germany four years ago and the Three Lions failed to qualify for Euro 2008, things looked bleak. But, led by manager Fabio Capello, England prospered in World Cup qualifying, putting the Croatian nightmare at Wembley behind it by thumping Croatia 4-1 away. England won nine of 10 games, drawing the other.

England enters the World Cup among the second batch of favorites, behind Spain and Brazil. Much of the penalty misery will be ...

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