After the highs of last night's win for Sven's men in Middlesbrough, it's the lo
After the highs of last night's win for Sven's men in Middlesbrough, it's the low of a day with very little football. But the 12th June is not usually like that, only this time last year England were in Niigata for their final group game of the 2002.
The Close Season is today in its 11th day...
Throughout the month of June players in England are given a break away from the game and only international, small-side, armed forces and scout matches are permitted.
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The Twelfth Night
World Cup against Nigeria. The 0-0 draw confirmed England's place in the second phase along with Sweden, whose 1-1 draw with Argentina at the same time sent the South Americans home surprisingly early.
Draws seem to be somewhat of a tradition for England on the 12th June. In Argentina in 1977, a side managed by Ron Greenwood came away with a 1-1 while six years later, in Sydney, Bobby Robson's team drew 0-0 with Australia.
One match we will like to remember from this day was the pre-world cup tournament in Mexico back in 1985. England beat West Germany 3-0 in the capital city thanks to Kerry Dixon's double and one from skipper Bryan Robson.
Another win followed six years later, Gary Linekar hit four in England's 4-2 win over Malaysia in Kuala Lumpar.
But this day also marks the third anniversary of a miserable night in Eindhoven. After Scholes and McManaman had put Kevin Keegan's side two-nil up inside the first 20 minutes, their opponents in the opening Euro 2000 match, Portugal, rallied back to win 3-2. And in 1969, England, the World Champions, lost again, this one was 2-1 to Brazil in Rio.
Today however, in the Toulon U21 Tournament where Les Reed's England lost 3-0 to Portugal yesterday, China play Poland and Italy meet Colombia.