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Faltering England shuffle through

PUBLISHED: 10:32 12 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:05 03 March 2010

ENGLAND stuttered through to the last 16 of the World Cup with a faltering 0-0 draw with Nigeria today.

Sven Goran Eriksson's side failed to impress in the heat of Osaka against a side who were already eliminated from the tournament.

ENGLAND stuttered through to the last 16 of the World Cup with a faltering 0-0 draw with Nigeria today.

Sven Goran Eriksson's side failed to impress in the heat of Osaka against a side who were already eliminated from the tournament.

But they did just enough to claim second place in Group F behind Sweden, who drew 1-1 with Argentina.

England will next face Denmark on Saturday as the tournament moves into the straight knock-out phase.

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