IT'S COMING HOME Ten amazing comparisons between 1966 and 2018 that mean England will definitely win the World Cup

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Did you know England haven’t won the World Cup since 1966? No, honestly, it’s been that long.

Well, following the Three Lions’ sensational victory over the mighty Tunisia in their opening group game of the 2018 tournament, we’re convinced that this is our time again.GettyImages-477427517.jpgYou may not share our confidence right now but just wait until you read this, for we have unearthed some amazing comparisons between 1966 and 2018.
football is definitely coming home. Here’s ten reasons why…

  1. The letter ‘a’
    The 1966 World Cup was held in England. England contains one ‘a’. The 2018 World Cup is held in Russia. Russia contains one ‘a’.

  2. Pickles
    The Jules Rimet trophy was famously stolen in 1966 before being rescued by a dog named ‘Pickles’. Jordan Pickford’s mum calls him ‘Pickles’. Apparently.

  3. Towns
    Gordon Banks, the 1966 England goalkeeper, was born in Sheffield and played for Leicester. Harry Maguire, the 2018 England defender, was born in Sheffield and plays for Leicester. Incredible.

  4. Managers
    The 1966 World Cup-winning manager Alf Ramsey (Sir, to you) played 32 times for England. Gareth Southgate, the current England manager, also played 32 times for the Three Lions (and another 15 times, but who’s counting?)

  5. Mascots
    Willie the lion, the 1966 World Cup mascot, wore the colours blue, white and red. Have you seen the 2018 mascot? It’s practically the same. Apart from the fact it’s a wolf.

  6. Star strikers Part I
    Geoff Hurst was 25 when he hit his World Cup-winning hat-trick in 1966. Harry Kane is almost 25.

  7. Star strikers Part II
    Geoff Hurst had a brief cricket career for Essex. Here’s Harry Kane playing cricket…

  8. Stadiums

The 2018 World Cup final will be held in Moscow. If you turn the M in Moscow upside down, what does it make? W. Where did England win the 1966 World Cup final? Wembley. What letter does Wembley begin with? You get the gist.

  1. Captains
    Both the 1966 and 2018 England captains were born in places that have London Underground stations (Bobby Moore – Barking, Harry Kane – Walthamstow).

  2. Song
    I’m A Believer was the top song of 1966. I BELIEVE.

There you have it. Football is coming home. Is there any doubt?

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