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Friday, June 18, 2004

17 million watch England victory in UK

More than three-quarters of the available male TV audience tuned in to watch England's 3-0 win over Switzerland. The crucial match in Portugal attracted 17 million viewers at its peak. ITV1 said 78.1% of the available male audience tuned in to see England triumph with two goals from teenage sensation Wayne Rooney and a Steven Gerrard strike.
The match averaged 14.2 million viewers with a 68.5% share - almost five times the average - peaking at 71.1% for the final 10 minutes.
On Sunday more than 20 million viewers watched England's last-gasp defeat by France - one of the biggest football audiences ever.

British played quite well, they deserved to win and to attend the Quarter Finals. However, it won't be so easy to win in the next match with Croatia. The team is not as good as in 1998, but they have Dado Prso, a great striker, which will join Rangers in a three year deal from Champions League finalists Monaco at the end of the season.

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