The Guardian view on England’s World Cup: savour the wins, learn from the defeat | Editorial

Fans were giddy with hope for Gareth Southgate’s team. While losing hurts, it doesn’t have to be bitterThe sheer gaiety of England’s unexpected success at the World Cup in Russia was bewitching. In the nine days since Gareth Southgate’s men won a penalty shootout against Colombia, going on to beat Sweden 2-0, it even felt as if the “Football’s coming home” dream of the 1996 pop anthem might actually come true. What a joy that would have been: England in the final on Sunday. Instead they lost to Croatia in the...

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By: The Guardian - 4 days ago

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