Top 10 Things that Have Emerged Since the Last Time England Was In FIFA World Cup FinalsMany things have happened since 1966...
Britgirl already made a humorous list about the disappointment in 2018 - Top Ten Humorous Reasons Why England Just Missed Out on World Cup Final 2018.
I hope the other Brits also have a sense of humour and wouldn't feel offended by my list because I made it for fun and didn't mean to offend anyone.
Why it's ironic when England isn't in the finals?
Because England was the country where most of the modern rules of soccer were created - the modern rules were based on the mid-19th century forms of football played in the public schools of England. But the history of football in England is much longer - it dates back to at least the 8th century AD.
Back to the list subject: England was in FIFA World Cup Finals long ago (1966). Time flies. Many things have emerged since then, such as:
Ironically England's curious case of failing to grab the Finals Ticket in the both the Football & Cricket World Cup have been somewhat similar since the last time they did...despite being the inventors of both the game and neither being on the weaker side of the spectrum... - Arhaan95
LOL, so ironic: in the 2018 semi-finals England lost out to Croatia, a small country created in 1991. To quote Britgirl, "the country with a "T" in its name."
Croatia was in the 2018 finals - they lost out to France but it's still a great achievement: Croatia is now among the best soccer nations in the world. - Metal_Treasure
Haha! Great list, MT. England winning the World Cup...it has been a while! Croatia...yes! Well done to them! There should be a lot if Croatian back-slapping and fixed grins going on right now, and rightfully so. They did really well. - Britgirl
England created metal in 1970. Seems they are better at Heavy Metal than at soccer. Attending an Iron Maiden live show might be more satisfying than attending a match of the National Football Team. And the guys from Iron Maiden are in their 60s. - Metal_Treasure
Yes, Britgirl, your country invented metal - in 1970 Deep Purple and Black Sabbath released albums with seeds of heavy metal in them. - Metal_Treasure
Grunge peaked in the early 90s when Croatia was created. - Metal_Treasure