Agree with this, it's the performance not the result.
Especially in a WC. I mean, in a friendly or whatever, can understand being a bit lax about things.
It happens in all sports to an extent, but quite astonishing it would at a WC. I mean, Ausrealia lose to the Bangers in an ODI in 05, but when they played a team like Ireland at the WC in 07, there was no suggestion of complacency - they just dished out a flogging.
Guess I just find the performance of England in that game perplexing tstl.