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England struggles with the Ghost of '66

Here's another of those murals ESPN commissioned for the 2010 World Cup. This one featuring England.




The '66 Wayne Rooney and friends are hauling refers to 1966, the last time England won the World Cup. It was also the last time England was actually relevant in the world. Okay, that's exaggerating just a little bit. It's more like 1987 (when The Smiths broke up).
While England may be feeling the weight dragging the Ghost of '66 around, it had better be ready to face the Spirit of '76:



Speaking of England's 1966 World Cup victory, here is a link to said victory against West Germany... recreated in Legos.

(via World Cup Buzz, Deadspin)


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Here's another of those murals ESPN commissioned for the 2010 World Cup. This one featuring England.




The '66 Wayne Rooney and friends are hauling refers to 1966, the last time England won the World Cup. It was also the last time England was actually relevant in the world. Okay, that's exaggerating just a little bit. It's more like 1987 (when The Smiths broke up).
While England may be feeling the weight dragging the Ghost of '66 around, it had better be ready to face the Spirit of '76:



Speaking of England's 1966 World Cup victory, here is a link to said victory against West Germany... recreated in Legos.

(via World Cup Buzz, Deadspin)



Posted originally: 2010-06-02 17:06:00
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