Teams that England beat at this World Cup:-
Columbia (on pens)
Don’t get me wrong, I think England had a decent tournament but based on the opposition they faced and their road to the final, it has to be classed as another failure.
Not failure, just nothing special. Would be impressive if they beat Belgium, France, Brazil etc in knock-out stage.
I sadly predicted 1-2
Croatia`s experience told
The hilarity of it all is rather amusing
2. Spain knocked out by Russia
3. Italy didn’t even qualify
4. Netherlands didn’t even qualify
5. England knocked out by Croatia
We’ve failed but does it mean we’re better than these lot? If it does, then I’ll take it.
Oh my word! It wasn’t arrogance it was a laugh stemming from a song from 96. So you guys take everything literally?
Most people making fun are probably American.
Perfect cockyness at it's purest form.
Tonight it was Karma night.
Tonight was us being beaten by a team that played better. No karma involved.
We’ve had some fun with the coming home thing but seriously, that’s all it was. I guarantee you probably less than 1% of the country actually thought we’d win the whole thing.
Spain WC winners in 2010
Germany WC winners in 2014
But you'll take the easiest run to the semi's and a probable 4th place finish. Nice
Unless you're Brazil
This is so illogical. If you’re going to include 2010 in any argument you may as well throw 66 in there!
England WC winners in 66. What makes 50 years different to 4 or 8? Both of those sides were better than this England but they arent now so what the hell has that got to do with it? Spain have only won 1 WC and could very well struggle to do so again just like England have. Nature of football.
'Some fun' ?
Man in the last week all you could watch, read, or listen to from english people was 'it's coming home' and stuff.
And you lost to a better team, not a team that played better.
A better team.
Still if you keep it together and low key, you have some players that can make the difference in the coming Int.Comps.
I only felt sorry for Kane, he was the only one serious among your team.
As an example look at how the Wales fans conducted themselves when they got to the semi finals of the Euros, no expectations, no arrogance, respect and full of praise. England could learn how to behave from them.
Yes it was fun, it wasn’t serious. You may not have found it fun but we’re all different.
Better team/played better - call it what you want. They deserved it so good luck to them.
Christ you must all be so dull.
We celebrated winning a game? God forbid, how dare we.
Surely you can see the difference between celebrating with class and celebrating like you won the tournament with several games to play despite beating a team you were already favored to beat even before they lost their star player.
What I referenced was modern football, come the next euros Spain and Germany will be amongst the favorites and England will be around 6-10th. And I didn't include Italy in 06
But if you ask any fan if they take a World Cup win in 2018 and get knocked out the group stage in the next two I know what they would say.
So no England aren't better than those lot
I’m not saying they are I’m just saying your reference point makes no sense whatsoever.