Monday, June 20, 2016

England and Wales

Wales may be a much smaller part of the United Kingdom than England, but they have had more success in sports lately.

In the Euro 2016 football championship today, Wales beat Russia 3-0, while England played 0-0 against Slovakia. Thus, Wales won group B, England came second. Both advances to the knock out phase of the tournament, but Wales will play an easier opponent.

It was even worse for England in the Rugby Union World Cup last autumn. Wales and England played in the same group in this tournament as well, but while Wales managed to advance, England did not.

I would, perhaps, rather be Welsh than English tonight.

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