ENGLAND’s dour 0-0 draw with USA was no easy feat – but could prove a good omen for tournament success.
The Three Lions suffered their first bump at the World Cup when they stumbled against America.
Gregg Berhalter’s team showed discipline and probably had the better chances in the 90 minutes.
But in the end it was a game to forget as Wags stayed bored at the stadium and the spectators focused their attention on Roy Keane’s performance.
But the English fans can take a positive omen from today’s result, if not the performance.
The 0-0 draw in the group stage is actually an encouraging indicator for the nation, with the result recurring in England’s most successful international tournaments.
When the Three Lions became world champions for the first time in 1966, they also survived an early game without a goal.
Back then, it was Uruguay that England couldn’t get past in the opening game.
But 2-0 victories against Mexico and France followed and the hosts reached the quarter-finals.
They then defeated Argentina and defeated Portugal in the semifinals before Geoff Hurst’s famous goal knocked Germany down.
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There was also a 0-0 draw when England made it to the final of the European Championship last year.
Gareth Southgate’s men found themselves in an ambivalent game in their second group game against Scotland, which bore similarities to tonight’s clash against the USA.
But despite that disappointing result, England made it through to the final before losing to Italy on penalties.
Before England can dream of their first World Cup final since 1966, they must first get past Wales in the final group game.
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