Hello, my friends! I love England and I love sports, so do y'all think I am enjoying this World Cup? You bet, I am! Tomorrow, England will be playing Croatia! I will be working but...if I work through my lunch and get off an hour earlier, I will just be able to get home in time to watch the last few minutes of it! Don't worry, I won't drive TOO fast...wink, wink!
You would not believe the excitement in England while the World Cup is going on! I have been there in years past while they have been playing. (Photo above is our son in 2010.) Lots of people will put their English flags on their front doors or else hang them out their windows. Please note that the English flag does NOT have the word "Gillette" plastered over it but that just proves my point, that companies will give those away (with a purchase) and football fever is everywhere! I wouldn't say that the streets in England are completely deserted while England plays in the World Cup, but they looked pretty empty to me!
Anyway, if you have seen England playing in the World Cup, you might have heard them singing several songs, like "God Save The Queen" and "Rule Britannia". There was one song that I didn't know and just couldn't quite make it out but with a little research, I found out that it was "Three Lions". This song was written in 1996 but you know that it has now been re-done for 2018! Guess what, I just saw on the BBC that is number one on the charts! Of course, it would be! "It happened once before, it can happen once again". If you see guys wearing football shirts in England and you wonder why they have the year "1966" upon them, that is because that is the only year that they won the World Cup! (And you can't say, "better luck next year" the way we Americans are taught to say, the World Cup is only every four years!)
Three lions, they are on the uniforms for the England team. Why is this so? Look up the Royal Arms of England and you will know why! You may read all about it here.
Here, just had to give you a few seconds of the fans singing "Rule Britannia"!
Come on England! It's Coming Home! (I hope!)
UPDATE: England lost to Croatia, 2-1. Oh well, there's always next year! WAIT, there's always four years from now! LOL!