Brighton fans have packed pubs and clubs to cheer on the Three Lions despite a lackluster draw against USA at the World Cup.
The fans felt dejected after the 0-0 game in which the team failed to gain momentum after beating Iran 6-2.
After the big win against Iran on Monday 21 November, England fans’ attention is now turning to old foes Wales, who will be put to the test on Tuesday.
Before the game, Pryzm’s friends Charlie, Charlie, Charlie and Harley predicted that England would “smash” the USA.
After seeing the win against Iran, Charlie added that the game was “amazing” but he “can’t remember”.
The group predicted all wins for England in the 5-0 to 2-0 range.
As the game progressed, fans became less and less optimistic and while they still believed England would win, the margins continued to narrow.
Watching the game at The Quadrant on North Street, Daniel Tombs, 29, said England were “scared” just before half-time but that “positivity wins everything”.
Despite this, he said England “would win 1-0 if we were lucky” against USA but that at the World Cup we will “win all the way”.
At Ye Olde King and Queen on Marlborough Place, Ron Averbuch, 29, from Canada, said he was more supportive of the union than his international neighbors.
He said: “The team that wants it more always wins but I think England have underperformed so far.”
For Canada, Ron figured they would be eliminated in the group stage. For England, he predicted the team would “go all the way”.
After the game, the fans were disappointed. Jim, Zack, James and Alex said England “didn’t play very well”.
Zack added, “The difference was there was no creativity and no balls for Kane to run on.”
However, the group pointed out that the last time England drew their second group game in a tournament was at Euro 2021 against Scotland, where they reached the final. In her words: “It still comes home”.
England now meet Wales on Tuesday 29 November. If they win, they secure a spot in the knockout stages.
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