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

No more years of hurt.

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

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2. But then the celebrations begin.

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3. Some are completely lost for words.

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4. But a party mood grips the whole nation.

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5. This gets a bit much for some people.

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

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

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8. Wales tries to hide.

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9. Centuries-old national rivalries will be settled at last.

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

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

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12. Everything changes.

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13. And it never rains ever again.

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14. But gradually, the party atmosphere wears off.

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15. Things start to go… a bit wrong.

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

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17. 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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Tom Phillips is the UK editorial director for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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