So we’re all agreed that football IS coming home.
And when it does there’s a sense that the players bringing the World Cup back to England would deserve everything they get.
A team whose names were unfamiliar to casual fans seem to have grown on the country. Here’s just 11 reasons why they’re the most likeable bunch of lads in generations.
Jesse Lingard never stops…#ENGPAN #worldcup pic.twitter.com/zPlExqxh8f
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 24, 2018
After being substituted, one of the stars of the Panama game underlines the pure joy of playing football that seems to run through the team.
Gareth Southgate: “We’re a team with our diversity and our youth that represent modern England”#England #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/loLjJrgdFC