10 Reasons for England to Be Optimistic at This World Cup

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10 Reasons for England to Be Optimistic at This World Cup
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England will embark on their 14th World Cup campaign this Saturday night when they face Italy in their opening Group D game in Manaus. 

Back home there is excitement, but not the usual hysteria, which instead has been replaced with a mature realism that England won’t be parading the World Cup through the streets of London next month.

But this doesn’t mean England can’t enjoy a productive and prolonged stay in Brazil this summer, and here I provide nine reasons why they can be optimistic about this World Cup.

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