England : Where Was Roo – In The Loo?


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Celebrated striker WAYNE ROONEY (10) completed four games at the 2010 World Cup final tournament in South Africa without finding the back of the net so much as one time for a goal-starved England squad. (Jurie Senekal/Getty Images Europe)

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Get it done or get left out of the history books – this is how it has always been with the World Cup.

As previously discussed here, the standard is the same for all and has been applied evenly throughout ever since the very first tournament was staged eighty years ago in Uruguay.

In the case of Samuel Eto’o, although Cameroon did go out rather quick, at least the Italian-based Inter Milan striker did salvage a measure of pride for both himself and his country with a goal apiece against Denmark and Holland in the Group E round-robin.

In doing so, Eto’o pushed his international totals to 44 goals in 95 games for Cameroon.

With 34 goals scored in 44 matches involving all competitions for Manchester United this season, including 26 goals in 32 Premier League contests, much was expected by many from 24-year-old forward WAYNE ROONEY of England at the ultimate level of international football…

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Midfielder RICARDO CLARK (13) of German club Eintract Frankfurt and defender JAY DEMERIT (15) of English outfit Watford form a wall for the United States that Rooney cannot break through at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Europe)
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Rooney with a fistfull of the jersey fashioned by Algeria defender MAGJID BOUGHERRA (2) of famed Scottish club, Rangers of Glasgow, at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe)
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Rooney is dispossessed by the well-timed sliding tackle of Slovenia defender MISO BRECKO (2) of German club 1.FC Koeln at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe)
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As was to be expected, the marking was rather tight in the Round of Sixteen match against Germany; here, Rooney is challenged by defender ARNE FRIEDRICH (3) of Hertha Berlin and midfielder SAMI KHEDIRA (6) of Vfb Stuttgart at the Free State Stadim in Manguang/Blomfontein, South Africa. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Europe)

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…But, perhaps, the occasion was just a bit too much then for the player Manchester United paid FC Everton a record 27 million English pounds to secure the services of back in August of 2004.

Rooney was, in the end, unable to open an account in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup and remains on 25 goals for England, now after 64 apperances for the national team, all-time.

There can be no question, the dearth of goals from Rooney was a major reason for England’s “early” departure from the World Cup final tournament.

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  1. g

    Roo is one of my favorites…but maybe his game doesn’t translate to WC. We’ll see how he responds in the EPL this year, but even 50 goals this season won’t erase this abysmal performance!