June 20, 2014

National Identity and Football

Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

The Associated Press

They thought it was all over on Thursday, but Italy's defeat this evening confirmed it. England are out of the World Cup, dumped at the earliest possible stage. Now the introspection and recrimination can begin in earnest.

There are theories aplenty – from the weakness of England's defence to the abundance of non-English players in the Premier League – but the most arresting explanation came...

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TAGGED: Soccer, World Cup, England, United Kingdom

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