World Cup Countdown: England Arrive In Russia
Written by RockSport Radio on June 13, 2018
So, England are in Russia and their World Cup journey has begun.The question is, how long will it last? The only bum-note of a smooth journey to their home for the next few weeks was that news of a knock to Marcus Rashford, picked up in England’s final training session on home soil on Monday. Medical staff will assess that on Wednesday.
England won the World Cup in 1966 but the closest they have been to repeating that glory day against the former West Germany was at Italia ’90 when they lost to unified Germany on penalties after a 1-1 semi final draw.
Chris Waddle and Stuart Pearce were to miss from the spot as England were to go out to the Germans for the second time in a World Cup since their ’66 triumph.
In 1970 West Germany would come back from 2-0 down in the Quarter Finals in Mexico to see the then World Champions home before the Germans themselves were to lose to Italy in the semi final.