What happened to the England team that was defeated by a “fluke” goal by Ronaldinho in the 2002 World Cup?

What happened to the England team that was defeated by a "fluke" goal by Ronaldinho in the 2002 World Cup?

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10. Michael Owen (Darius Vassell, 79) 

Owen scored England’s goal against Brazil after Lucio made a mistake. It was one of his 40 goals in his international career, a total surpassed by only five men in England’s history.

In 2008, the then-Liverpool forward made his final appearance for his country, and five years later, he made his final appearance for Stoke City. He can now be found in the punditry studio for both domestic and European sports, as well as on the TV program The Masked Singer.

Michael Owen career factfile | The Times

In what would be his last international appearance, Darius Vassell, his substitute against Brazil, missed a penalty in a Euro 2004 shootout loss to Portugal. “Six goals from 22 caps, many of them coming in as a substitute to lengthen the game, isn’t so awful, is it?” he told The Mirror after retiring in 2016 after a couple of years without a club.


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