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4 things more exciting than England’s dire World Cup campaign

| 25.06.2014

All good things come to an end, but so do bad things as well. In this case England’s worst performance at the World Cup finals is thankfully consigned to history.

However, there have been plenty of other things going on in the world other than a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica to keep long-suffering England fans from hitting the bottle.

1 – Greece’s unlikely World Cup heroics Greece 2/1 to beat Costa Rica

‘Gorgeous Georgios’ Samaras may have engineered Greece’s spot-kick in rather dubious fashion as the embers of their game against Ivory Coast were all but burnt.

But hey, stepping up to stick away the penalty himself and simultaneously sending Greece through is still pretty Herculean stuff!


2 – The second test against Sri Lanka England 10/11 to win Test series v India

Ok, another story which ultimately ended in English failure, but it was so very nearly heroic.

Moeen Ali’s day-long defiance during one of the hardest fought maiden centuries ever recorded, allied with Jimmy Anderson’s bravery was Test cricket at its most enthralling.


3- Formula One latelyBottas 25/1 to win British Grand Prix

Alright, after arguably the most enthralling Grand Prix of the last decade in Canada, on the surface the Mercedes one-two in Austria looks like a return to a snooze fest.

However, that doesn’t do a Williams one-two in qualifying justice, or Valterri Bottas gaining third, or Lewis Hamilton coming from ninth on the grid to pinch second.


4 – The number of large scale Solar parks in Wales is set to double

Eighteen schemes greater than 5 megawatt (MW) are already in existence, with 34 projects currently in the pipeline or being constructed

Council officers say greenfield sites are preferred by the developers.


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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.