Printer Friendly

Football: Efficient Italy 13-2 to rule the world.

Byline: Ian Coyne

ITALY'S injury-time victory over England has prompted Sunderlands to trim them to 6-1 from a best-priced 7-1 to win the World Cup.

Vincenzo Montella's two goals sank the hosts at Elland Road and Heathorns are now best about Giovanni Trapattoni's men at 13-2.

The midweek programme of international friendlies produced few price changes,

although France's 5-0 thumping of Scotland has prompted Bet Direct and Hills to cut the European and world champs to 4-1 from 9-2.

The Republic of Ireland

remain a general 80-1 after beating Denmark 3-0, and

co-hosts Japan are still 100-1 with Stan James despite an impressive 2-0 success in Poland.

Despite their defeat, England have been kept at 5-2 to win their World Cup group of death with Argentina, Sweden and Nigeria. But with the

national side lacking authority in the centre during the second half, Blue Square have shaken up their betting on which midfielders will make Sven Goran Eriksson's squad.

The England coach was full of reassuring words for Joe Cole, who gave the ball away for Montella's equaliser, saying: "If you're young, it happens that you make a mistake. Hopefully in two months or two years, you learn from it."

But Cole has been eased to 6-4 from evens to make the plane, with his team-mate Trevor Sinclair 2-1 from 11-10 and Danny Murphy 6-1 from

5-2. Steve McManaman (2-1) and Darren Anderton (3-1) are back in the market.

Owen Hargreaves was the only fringe midfielder to emerge with much credit. The Bayern Munich man has been cut to 4-6 from 7-4.

To make England's squad for the World Cup - Blue Square: 1-4 W Bridge, 4-7 D Vassell,

4-6 O Hargreaves, 6-4 J Cole, 2 T Sinclair,

S McManaman, 9-4 L King, 3 D Anderton, 5 U Ehiogu, 6 Murphy, 11-10 F Lampard, 6-5 D Mills.

CAPTION(S):

Frank Lampard battles for possession on Wednesday night
COPYRIGHT 2002 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 29, 2002
Words:316
Previous Article:Football: 100-1 Japan in surprise win over Poland.
Next Article:Football: Gradi bunch look strong for run-in.


Related Articles
Football: Ireland make Europe's top ten for 2004.
Injuries hamper Eriksson's plans.
Football: World Cup: Top scorer contender Henry on sidelines.
FOOTBALL: WORLD CUP 2002: WE WERE POLL-AXED BY DUD ENGLISH REF.
Football World Cup 2002: POLL AXE LEAVES GRAHAM FEELING SO SORE.
FOOTBALL: WORLD CUP 2002: Fifa won't intervene over Ahn controversy.
Shame of going over line.
Ruud surprised at scoring spree.
BERBA BELIEVES HE'LL BLOCK US; 10.10.2009 IRELAND v ITALY, CROKE PK, 8PM FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA GIUOLCO CALCIO: O'Shea reveals his United mate's...

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters