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The World Cup 2018

Published: 10/07/2018 By Bianca Keating & Alex Maile

“It’s coming home its coming home” seems to be the familiar chant following England’s pretty comfortable win over Sweden at the weekend. It actually feels like we may have a chance of bringing the World Cup home to British soil! A huge 20 million plus watched England’s latest game, the biggest TV audience since the 2012 opening ceremony of the Olympics and those figures don’t include all of those watching in pubs, clubs and big screens up and down the country. Now we are into the Semi Finals dare we dream we might even win the tournament?

There are only four teams left in the World Cup; England, France, Belgium and Croatia.  Tonight’s match against France and Belgium will whittle this down to three.  We thought as everyone seems to be talking about the World Cup , we would put together some fun facts and give you some information as to who England will be playing in the next stages.

Our next game will be shown on ITV on Wednesday 11th at 7pm against Croatia. The last time England reached the Semi Finals was in 1990, a majority of the current team weren’t even born!
Following on from that, if we win, which we hope will, we will be in the final! The Last and only time England reached the finals was in 1966 and we all know how that ended! Let’s hope we can do it again!
The big Final will be on the Sunday 15th of July at 4pm. Good Luck England!

The Golden Boot is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the tournament– The last time an England player won the Golden Boot was in 1986 by Gary Linaker!  Harry Kane could be in line to win the famous golden boot this year, fingers crossed! Although we will have to wait and see.
Who has won the most tournaments? Brazil has won the world cup the most times, five times exactly; 1962, 1958, 1970 1994 and 2002
Most viewed sporting event Coverage of the World Cup has become so popular that it's overtaken the Olympic Games to become most viewed sporting event.  
Most goals scored by one player –Miroslav Klose scored a huge 16 goals in 24 World Cup matches for Germany.
The biggest margin of victory in a World Cup belongs to Hungary, who beat El Salvador by a massive 10-1 in 1982.