Mexico 1-1 in England
expectations first, deflation - England World Cup campaigns seem to follow a familiar pattern. In his first game of the tournament in 2011, Hope Powell Three Lions, after dominating the early exchanges and libertine subsequently took place in a frustrating draw by Mexico.History
prevents panic. The defeat of their Euro 2009 group match against Italy the opening did not stop the progress of England at the end and side of the last World Cup Powell Group escaped despite starting their tournament with a draw against Japan.
But it was not clear how Powell was hoping his team will begin its campaign. Controlled and aggressive in the first half hour could have been led by a greater margin than is guaranteed by imposing Fara Williams lead after 21 minutes, England had its grip on the game shaken long-range strike and Monica Ocampo regained his composure. A full-time were on the ropes and swinging, despairing of the bell.
a speech in tone was necessary for the coach - the smile of Mexico and frowns in English at the end of the game were a sign of things that only an unexpected result was this - but Powell refused to face a challenge to lift his players.
"You're disappointed, you win the game right?" Said. "If you had a chance to win than to be disappointed. If the players were disappointed, I'd be worried. "
New Zealand junior team in Group B, which fell to defeat against Japan, the top seeds in the afternoon of Monday, side to England on Friday. See England defeat with one foot on the plane back, and a draw would have to fight to reach a potential quarter-final with the host country and a great favorite in Germany.
Powell rejected the idea that the results on Monday, added extra pressure on the device. "We want to win every game," he said. "It's always the plan."
Rachel Yankey and Williams re-tested the 16 years of age, the youngest goalkeeper to play in a World Cup for both sexes, but the team of Leonardo Cuellar was in terms of level before the break. Scott Alex Ocampo cut and sent an effort from 30 yards to scream at the top that Karen Bardsley on arrival in England could have done better and stay out.
"I'll have to look again, but I know that Karen is very disappointed that it does not come," said Powell. "It looked like the ball was, but I think I saved .
"The goal was the turning point. He gave them confidence. When you were in the club of most games and the score gives faith. However, we have lost opportunities and we need to "We won the match, we know."
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