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What It Would Be Like If England Actually Won The World Cup

No more years of hurt.

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People won't quite be able to believe that England have done it.

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But then the celebrations begin.

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Some are completely lost for words.

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But a party mood grips the whole nation.

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This gets a bit much for some people.

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There will be demands for knighthoods for everybody on the England team.

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Of course, not everybody is entirely happy. Scotland, for example.

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Wales tries to hide.

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Centuries-old national rivalries will be settled at last.

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A special Roy Hodgson series of bank notes will be rushed into production.

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Large bronze statues of the players will be installed in cities across the country.

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Everything changes.

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And it never rains ever again.

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But gradually, the party atmosphere wears off.

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Things start to go... a bit wrong.

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And in the end, it changes the course of British history forever.

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But we'll always have 2014. And it's not like we'll still be going on about it almost half a century later...

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