The World Cup is an event that excites the footballing world. The English press heightens the expectations of a nation, only for our beloved team to falter and fall. Whether penalties, Germany, or the weather, the expectations of a nation are never, in reality, within England’s grasp.
Brazil, the most successful nation, have retained the Jules Rimet Trophy since 1970 for winning the competition three times. They haveÂ since won theÂ replacement World Cup trophyÂ a further two times. Why can’t England play like Brazil; why does England always expect; and why is the World Cup more than just a football match?
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