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Britannia Rules The Waves

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It wasn’t pretty. They didn’t play the best, but the win was what was important.

How many times have we heard that this World Cup about England? But it’s true. The gutsy performance was what was needed to ease the England team through to the Quarter Finals of the biggest tournament in the world.

I watched the match with my mates at The Kings Head Pub in Sunrise, Florida. A packed-out crowd of approximately 50 people ate their traditional English breakfasts, downed several pints and joined me in ecstasy as Beckham scored that killer free kick in off the post.

I posted a few photographs from the pilgrimmage to The Kings Head here (sod it, but the battery ran out, so I wasn’t able to take as many snaps as I would like).

Portugal beckons at 11am Saturday, and Scolari’s men will be missing Deco and Costinha after being ejected in the rowdy Netherlands match. Cristiano Ronaldo is also doubtful. The luck, right now, seems to be going England’s way.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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