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Rob Green's Reaction To England Drawing United States In World Cup Goes Viral – SPORTbible

Published 14:4402 April 2022 BST
| Last updated 16:2802 April 2022 BST

Rob Green has gone viral on social media after reacting to England being paired with United States in the World Cup draw.
The draw for the showpiece in Qatar took place in Doha on Friday and pitted the Three Lions against Iran, the US and the winner of a European play-off qualifier.
England could end up coming up against Wales or Scotland in Group B when November rolls around.
But both England and America will meet in the World Cup group stages 12 years on from their clash at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in South Africa.
From an England perspective, the game is remembered for all the wrong reasons after Green produced one of the biggest gaffes in World Cup history.
England were out of the traps quickly and captain Steven Gerrard gave Fabio Capello’s side an early lead four minutes into the opening group game.
But then on the stroke of half-time, Green had a howler when he spilled a tame Clint Dempsey shot into the net. The spoils were then shared, with England failing to find a second.
At the time the former West Ham and QPR shot-stopper would have been incredibly low but as soon as England drew United States, Green couldn’t help but react with an eyes emoji.
The comical reaction during which Green saw the funny, garnered over 30,000 likes on Twitter.
Green was England’s No.1 goalkeeper at the time but the costly mistake saw him dropped for David James for the rest of the tournament.
After a dire 0-0 draw Algeria, England just about scraped through the group stages following a narrow 1-0 win over Slovenia but ended up being humbled 4-1 by Germany in the round of 16.
The meeting with the US will take place on November 25 and after much improved recent tournament campaigns, there’s much more optimism for England going into the World Cup.
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