England 2 Vs Japan 1: Not The Look Of The Future World Cup Winners

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 30, 2010

England have shown that our dream may not come true. They played dismally against Japan in their final game before the World Cup.

The Three Lions won the game 2-1, with all the goals scored by the Japanese. Two own goals saved England from humiliation.

This was the last chance for many of the players to show off to Fabio Capello, and to get a seat on the plane to South Africa.

Some of the hot names, who you would expect to be on the team played well. However, the players looking for a place on the squad had a mixed performance.

Joe Cole, in my eyes, had a very good game. He had pace and skill that the Japanese defenders found hard to handle. He also supplied the cross for the first own goal.

Emile Heskey. What a piece of ****. He was given 20 minutes to show what he can do. What he showed us was that he can't do anything. He missed a header from 4 yards out. He tried to header another pass, but it went in the complete opposite direction.

If he gets onto the team, I will doubt the mind of Fabio Capello.

David James unfortunately let in a screamer. To give credit to Hart, it was raining and slippery but he still managed to pulled off a number of good saves.

Wayne Rooney, an obvious choice for the squad, still couldn't get the ball into the back of the net. He hasn't scored in a few games, but he has said he is saving his goals for the World Cup... let's hope so.

The World Cup is less than 2 weeks away, and this game didn't boost the hope of the English fans.

After 44 years, the whole nation is hoping to celebrate being world champions this year, but if we play like we have recently it will be the same as any other World Cup... out in the quarter-finals.

Capello in the post match interview to ITV Sport, said he will not be announcing the final 23 until 1st June.