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Bobby Moore lifting Jules Rimet and penalty pain: England’s major finals

England will contest their fifth major football final on Sunday after the women beat Sweden in the semi-finals of Euro 2022.Following a shaky start for the Lionesses in which Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius hit the bar, Beth Mead, already leading the race for the Golden Boot, put Sarina Wiegman’s side ahead with a 34th-minute strike that took her to six goals for the tournament.Mead then turned provider early in the opening moments of the second half, delivering a corner that was headed in by Lucy Bronze, before substitute Alessia Russo notched her fourth goal of these finals with a delightful...
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Who is Jules Rimet and why is he mentioned in England song Three Lions?

England are into the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 and football fever is once again sweeping the nation. By now you will have undoubtedly heard Frank Skinner and David Baddiel’s classic England anthem ‘Three Lions’, as fans across the country dream of football coming home. But in between the lines of ‘Three Lions on a shirt’ and ‘Thirty years of hurt’ in the song’s chorus, there is a reference that continues to puzzle some supporters. ‘Jules Rimet still gleaming’ refers to the original World Cup trophy, which was the one lifted by Bobby Moore when England defeated West Germany to...
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