Late goal can­cels Eng­land screen­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

A PLAN to give home­less Eng­land fans the chance to watch the team’s next World Cup match has been scrapped due to the USA’s last minute goal against Al­ge­ria on Wed­nes­day.

Lan­don Dono­van’s 92nd minute strike meant that the Three Lions dropped into sec­ond place in the group, mean­ing that their sec­ond round match will be against Ger­many on Sun­day rather than Ghana on Satur­day.

As well as giv­ing Eng­land a harder route to the fi­nal, the goal scup­pered plans to screen the next game at the Sal­va­tion Army Ci­tadel on Bourges Boule­vard, Peter­bor­ough.

Corps Of­fi­cer Ma­jor Adrian Mad­dern said: “We were go­ing to put on a spread and have free burg­ers and sausages but now we have had to can­cel it.

“Sadly we are dou­ble-booked for the Sun­day so we won’t have the staff to be here to put the game on.

“But we are still plan­ning to put on the World Cup event for the semi fi­nals and fi­nals, even if Eng­land do not qual­ify.”

Ap­prox­i­mately 70 peo­ple watched Eng­land’s open­ing group game on TV at the Ci­tadel cen­tre last week.

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