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Football isn’t coming home (yet), but England’s World Cup heroics have started something special

Hopes are high for England’s future World Cup chances (Picture: PA/ Rex/ Getty) Almost. England were just 22 minutes away from a first World Cup final since 1966, and a first ever on foreign soil, but ended the night, like so many before, tearful and disappointed. Yet something feels palpably different this time. Recent tournaments have been opportunities missed, whereas this was an opportunity seized; an opportunity to unite a country, renew pride in the shirt, to thrill and entertain, and, briefly, to dream. The World Cup trophy did not come home this summer, but football did –… Read the full story...


Published By: Metro - Thursday, 12 July

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