PAUL ROUSE: Did shouting for England make us any more mature?

Now that the dust is settling on England’s defeat to Croatia, there is a completely unimportant question to be asked: Did supporting the English soccer team make a man or a woman more mature than a man or woman who felt sick to their stomach at the prospect of England winning the World Cup?

A dejected Jordan Pickford after England lost to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.

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