The Sky Sports Football Podcast
England's 2010 World Cup revisited: Squad disharmony, Rooney's outburst & Lampard's 'ghost goal'
Saturday, 27 June
In a special one-off episode, Dharmesh Sheth revisits England’s dismal 2010 World Cup campaign and explores why it went so wrong for the Three Lions out in South Africa. He speaks to four members of that squad – Jermain Defoe, Robert Green, Stephen Warnock and Matthew Upson – who talk candidly about England’s preparation, lack of squad camaraderie and the methods used by manager Fabio Capello. Green opens up on his infamous mistake in the first group match against the United States, while Defoe discusses Wayne Rooney’s angry outburst following the goalless draw with Algeria. Warnock and Upson talk on the poor atmosphere in the squad and why the experience of that World Cup should serve as a warning for England ahead of any major tournament. England's exit at the hands of Germany is also discussed, including what may have been had Frank Lampard's 'ghost goal' have stood.