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The greatest World Cup meme has taken a deeply tragic twist

By Sam Haysom


Turns out football isn’t coming home after all.

For the longest time, after England beat Colombia on penalties and then breezed past Sweden in the World Cup quarter finals, it genuinely looked like it might be.

But then came Wednesday night’s semi-final match against Croatia. Things got off to a good start when England took an early lead, but that only made their ultimate 2-1 defeat — with Croatia’s last goal going in during extra time — all the more painful.

In an instant, everyone’s favourite World Cup meme had taken a turn. …

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