World Cup: USA and England go on to next round

America the Beautiful

USA 1-0 against Algeria.

Team USA scored in the 91st minute. They now qualify for the Round of 16 as winners of Group C.

The USA team celebrate Landon Donovan's winning goal that sends the USA through to the second round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

and England beat Slovenia 1-0

The Guardian Newspaper

The tension was terrible but the performance was typically English, balancing hope and blind terror in equal measure. Captain Steven Gerrard looked white as a sheet as the anthems were sung.

English hats and flags... Photo credit: Barry Barnett

A friend of mine who works in a bookshop in England told me in an email that the streets were empty and no one walked into his shop after 2:50 p.m. this afternoon.

“I was enjoying the perfect silence of a sunny afternoon when the pub opposite exploded with a mighty cheer, so I knew England had won.”

I don’t know how many people watched today’s game. According to Nick at the Museum, when the English team played team USA in their opening game, 23 million people  (out of a total population of 60 million) watched that game.

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There was a magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 01:41 pm E.D.T today (June 23, 2010) on the Ontario/Quebec border which was felt across a wide swath of Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern United States. The epicentre was 45 km north of Gatineau, Quebec. (Apparently a geological fault line runs through the Ottawa Valley!)

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