Euro 2016: The England Diaries


I have been receiving bashings from friends, families and even girlfriends past because of my love for the perennial under-achievers the Three Lions of England. I have been a fan of this national team since the 2002 World Cup which was jointly hosted by South Korea and Japan (from the Brazil Vs England game precisely). I have been called the supporter of a mediocre team and that the World Cup they won in 1966 was staged blah blah blah. I take solace in if there are still Arsenal fans existing in this world then they should allow me be.
5 tournaments (we missed out on Euro 2008 narrowly) after I became a fan and there’s still nothing to show as a matter of fact the best showing for the English in these 5 tourneys past has been a quarter final appearance at both the Euro 2004 (in Portugal) and World Cup 2006 (in Germany), losing to Portugal on both occasions on penalties. Why have I still stood by this team I don’t know but now is not the time I will give up on them.
They face Russia in their first game of France 2016 on Saturday night June, 11 before taking on Wales and Slovakia in the final 2 games of Group B. Winning the first group game against Russia is a must win for England to have any chance of getting into the 2nd round. Will England beat Russia ? Yes they will. I am predicting an England win not because I support them but because Wayne Rooney has a point to prove you doubters, yes I repeat am you doubters who think he’s finished goods wrong. 

Preferred Starting XI 
1. Joe Hart
2. Nathan Clyne
3. Danny Rose
4. Eric Didier
5. Chris Smalling
6. John Stones 
7. Raheem Sterling
8. Harry Kane
9. Jamie Vardy
10. Wayne Rooney
11. Dele Alli
England to win 2-1 with Rooney getting the England’s second goal.
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