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It is rare that a single four-letter word sums up the mood of a nation, even this nation, but a loud exhaled "phew" seemed to do it shortly before 5pm yesterday. Naturally, not everyone wanted England's footballers to proceed into the knockout stages of the World Cup. But even those with no interest in football, indeed even those who actively looked forward to seeing Fabio Capello and the multi-millionaires in his charge trudging disconsolately up the steps of an aeroplane bound for an unforgiving Blighty, had cause for relief following the nail-biting 1-0 win over Slovenia that, at least until Sunday and the match against the old nemesis, Germany, keeps England's World Cup campaign alive.

Rooney: 'Nice to hear your fans booing'

England's World Cup campaign began to unravel last night after the worst performance of Fabio Capello's two-and-a-half-year tenure was followed by Wayne Rooney verbally abusing the nation's travelling fans and a supporter bursting into the dressing room to confront David Beckham.

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