Top 10 Things that Have Emerged Since the Last Time England Was In FIFA World Cup Finals

Metal_Treasure
Many 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:

The Top Ten

1 Croatia Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural ...read more.

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

2 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. ...read more.

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

3 Internet Internet
4 E-Mail
5 Mobile Phone (Cellphone) Mobile Phone (Cellphone)
6 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s .

Grunge peaked in the early 90s when Croatia was created. - Metal_Treasure

7 HIV / AIDS
8 Digital Cameras Digital Cameras
9 MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
10 Facebook Facebook Facebook is a corporation and an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States.

The Contenders

11 ABBA ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
12 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
13 Universal Product Code (UPC)
14 Cubs winning the 2016 World Series
15 Megadeth
16 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
17 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
18 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
19 The Stone Roses
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