Gerrard issues warning to England rivals

Skipper Steven Gerrard believes England will be "a match for anyone" during the remainder of the World Cup if they live up to their potential and listen to what Fabio Capello is preaching.

Leading article: To be continued

The apocalypse has been postponed. England managed to beat Slovenia in their final World Cup group game in South Africa yesterday, thus ensuring that they will progress to the knock-out stages of the competition.

James Lawton: Dare we believe the hype again? A little fighting spirit can go a long way

Victory over Slovenia must not be overstated, but Milner's new energy shows this team has at last found its ambition

England v Slovenia player ratings

Man-for-man ratings from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

England beat Slovenia to progress in World Cup

England 1 Slovenia 0

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Defoe and Milner start against Slovenia

Jermain Defoe has been handed the job of firing England into the World Cup knock-out stage in Port Elizabeth this afternoon.

Slovenia boss warns players about England

Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek has warned his players not to be taken in by England's poor World Cup form ahead of tonight's Group C climax.

James Lawton: One flash of inspiration from Rooney could still be enough to lift the gloom

Despite the fear hanging over England, the power of a great player to change the destiny of a team must not be forgotten

Slovenia coach piles pressure on England side that 'need to win'

Slovenia were given an even greater incentive to tell the football world who they are when a simultaneous translation into "Slovakian" was offered at their manager's press conference.

Defoe looks set to get his moment at last

Jermain Defoe's World Cup moment seems to have arrived at last. He was bitterly disappointed to miss out in 2006 and spent the summer in philosophical mood with his great friend Shaun Wright-Phillips, whose role on the margins at Chelsea saw him miss the cut, too.

Capello accepts his reputation is at stake as he shuffles the pack

As Fabio Capello was reminded last night of the great players he once had under his command in the great all-conquering Milan team of 20 years ago, Steven Gerrard, sitting three feet to his manager's right, muttered loudly enough to be heard – "he's still got them".

The scouting report: Slovenia

England will wear all-red kit against Slovenia

England will wear an all-red strip for their must-win World Cup clash with Slovenia in Port Elizabeth tomorrow, the FA have announced.

School's out for Slovenia (if you're lucky...)

Lessons will be out for hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren tomorrow afternoon as heads either send classes home early or allow school television sets to be commandeered to watch England's critical World Cup match against Slovenia.

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