As a Welshman, rugby supporter (and ex-player), I've never had much interest in football. Unless 'Oranje' (The Netherlands - my adopted country) play in international tournaments. I live about 10 KM from the Belgian border so Belgium is a kind of 'close relative'. ENG-SWE is the first World Cup 2018 match I watched in full (instead of just keeping track of the scores + summary videos). Great performance by England.who (as far as my football knowledge goes) completely outmatched Sweden. Both in attack and defence. Pickford would have been my 'man of the match'.
I would really love to see a World Cup final between England and Belgium. I'm not yet sure which team I'd be rooting for most, but I'd be happy with either winner
I enjoy seeing contrasting styles and it's good when footballing nations have a distinct character. It would have been fun to see Holland (The Netherlands) at the Finals, especially playing in their old creative style.
I just kept my windows open. I lived in Paris and didn't need to watch the game to know what was going on. The clamor spoke load and clear! I never was much of a football fan... It's actually my wife that led me to watch a few games since I got married.
So, I can easily say "Cheers and good luck for the next rounds" guys!
In my first year at secondary school, I remember being marched off (with the whole school) to a nearby cinema to watch a full-length feature film of England's 1966 World Cup win. These are the highlights. For some strange reason, this link to YouTube is blocked by FiFa. You need to explicitly click on "Watch on YouTube" to watch the video.