Late goal cancels England screening
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.