On the friendlies i did watch:
England 3 - 1 Eygpt
I was not completely assured by the win over eypgt; as much as crouch is a good striker and the way england plays works for him i dont see him having the same effect against the defences of teams like germany. I felt our main hope, rooney, should be working off plays to count goals against teams like eypgt. The biggest thing i now fully realise though is how fast and immense the english wings are, lennon, walcott, jenas and wright philips are gonna make the english game that much quicker and hopefully get them out of that unsure, half attacking - half defending, stupor they always seem to achieve. If beckham or more hopefully Joe Cole are called up as options to get some experiance and skills in their it would make my day, Joe cole was mad sick in 2006.
Brazil 2 - 0 Ireland
Ireland did alright and were robbed horribly for one goal due to bad linesmanship. Their goalkeeper played amazing and their backline did break up a fair few plays from the brazilians, it was more a battle of mental stamina for the irish when under constant attack than a lack of defensive ability. It was an example of brazilian pure attacking style though i think a little bit withdrawn pacewise because of the world cup and the fact that the irish like to inflict pain, hopefully they up the anty' so they are as entertaining to watch in the world cup.