England, the island of soccer irrationality.
Losing dismally every time this World Cup thing comes around.
While thinking, somehow, this time will be different.
Football mental—or might they be onto something here?
The new England.
No more of the Gerrards, the Rooneys, the Lampards or the Terrys.
A young England side, with names not yet as householded as the last.
Trippier to Lingard to Alli.
Lingard with a great assist to Dele Alli. Love it. #ENG
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) July 7, 2018
Are these the guys, to make football coming home?
It’s coming home.
The Bands of the Guards Division played a special rendition of Three Lions on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with Sweden. #ENGSWE pic.twitter.com/ftgDSwzPcX
— British Army (@BritishArmy) July 7, 2018
If they are, well, maybe they are?
They just sent a terrific Sweden team packing.
A gorgeous first-touch cross from Lingard, curling over the defense.
And on to the semi-final, in the easiest bracket they could ask for.
Croatia waiting next.
🏆 At this World Cup we've seen…
🏴 England score 4 goals in a game
🇷🇺 Russia win opening 2 group games
🇩🇪 England go further than Germany
🇧🇪 Belgium win from 2 nil down
…all for the first time since 1966 👀
Written in the stars ⭐ pic.twitter.com/f4oliC9tvy
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) July 5, 2018
About time this island of soccer irrationality cues up the music…
Three Lions on a shirt…
Jules Rimet still gleaming
Thirty years of hurt…
Never stopped me dreaming.