England are the current holders of the soccer World Cup and have been since 1966. You see while other teams may have won the final, England have always had a good excuse why they have not won since 1966 so the other results don't count.
At least that's the way it seems this week since Wayne Rooney followed the English tradition of being the most hyped player in the last 4 years and then getting injured just before the World Cup. The way the English media are carrying on you would swear they only had one player in the team and the other 20 or so were just there to carry Colleens luggage. We now have weeks of "Can Rooney Make It", "Team struggle through without Wayne", "Team go down, Rooney would have made the difference" to go until England get knocked out of the competition or, God forbid, win. Then we can watch soccer in peace for 4 years until the next big injury disaster.