England fell 2-3 to Croatia at home in Wembley, failing to secure the point needed for qualify for the European Championships next year.

A 10-man Russia advanced to the competition, eeking out 1-nil victory over Andorra.

England fell behind quickly, allowing 2 goals in the first half. A penalty conversion by Frank Lampard and a volley by Peter Crouch off a pass from David Beckham drew the Three Lions level, but only 12 minutes later Croatia claimed the lead for good.

November 21st, 2007 Product Guide, 20 Comments
  • giova * * * *

    It just won’t seem like a legitimate Euro without England. I’m sad to see them not qualify, even though I’m an Italian fan through and through. There is a positive side to England not making it….they have a reason to get rid of McClaren. Granted, they did have injuries but England is a football country with players that could feild two teams for a major competition. The depth is there, the managing……..not so much.

  • giova * * * *

    I know I posted already, but I’m still in shock. My God, how does England not qualify? Romania and Turkey qualified for heavens sake. McClaren won’t be able to get a seat at any restaurants in London, thats for sure.

  • Anonymous

    who cares if they didnt hav rooney. theyve got all the england palyers to choose frm… and its not an excuse england should have qualifyd top of the group. the 2 hardest teams were russia and croata, and if they could’t beat them then they dont deseve to be in euro08

  • soccer dr nyc

    welcome back GIOVA LONG TIME.
    WHAT DID I TELL YOU GUYS ABOUT KICK AND RUN.
    YOU SEE THEY TALK BAD THING ABOUT ITALY AND THERE TEAMS .YES THE BEST PLACE TO PLAY SOCCER MY FOOT ENGLAND OH PLEASE. NOW THIS SHOWS

  • wolfen

    Forget England, i’m sad Scotland didn’t make it, they deserved it more than France!!!,England hurt themselves, their group was not as tough as Scotland’s. besides my money is on Italy winning the cup.

  • Tesoro

    It’s remarkable that England missed qualifying,Italian fans can a learn from the English fans response, diappointed and mad without a doubt but no rioting or deaths.

  • Keeeper King

    They had a pretty strong side to. Call a taxi for McClaren

  • Anonymous

    ENGLAND ALWAYS CHOKES DURING KEY MOMENTS IM NOT SUPRISE AT ALL THEY LOST…..

  • soccer dr nyc

    hey tesoro we forget history when english fans were the worst in the world .all english clubs were ban from europe. remember that .
    leave italian soccer alone it will come right back to number one

  • VIVAzzurri

    will italy do it again?? France is strong this year dspite losing to Scotland twice, they were really good too. WHO KNOWS? I can’t wait, Englands down even before the competition started!

  • wolfen

    The team to watch will be Croatia, but Italy will lift yet another cup.

  • giova * * * *

    It could be 1 of 4 teams… Italy, Germany, France or Spain. Anybodys cup but I hope Wolfen is right.

  • soccerdrnyc

    what guys did you all see spain on goltv
    that is the team to watch a winner .
    spain is playing total soccer ,they are connecting the dots passing just like barce
    euro chapion of 2008 spain.

  • Keeeper King

    They are very good. They have exceptional players too. Including Iker Cassilas in goal.

  • X

    italians are so ‘good’ because they’re a bunch of divers and the whole world knows it. UP ENGLAND!

  • wolfen

    dear X, I guess you are so embarassed of your stupid comment that you didn’t even attempt to have a name…………and soccer drnyc, I hope spain wins something, they always have a top notch team, but somehow never manage to win anything???

  • stephen

    Hey X. Italy is actually a great team with great players. There is a reason they have four stars. England, on the other hand, only have 1 star, and they couldn’t even qualify for EURO 2008

  • giova * * * *

    Hey X, Englands next coach is most likely going to be an Italian. They’ll probably get some good results too. I’m sure our four star country can give your one star country some much needed help. I was sad to see England not make it but when I hear rubbish like that, I have to respond.

  • Keeeper King

    Yeah dude. Don’t hate on Italy. They have a lot of good wins and they don’t dive that much anymore. Anyways during the 2006 World Cup the rules for the referees were so strict about diving that it looked like almost every team was diving constantly.

  • Jaden

    thats weird because England is normaly is good.That is not true they have 1 star.They have 3 stars