Whatever it is, I truly hope England doesn't win. There is so much hype surrounding this team that I hope some lowly ranked African, South American or Asian team would just shut them up once & for all.
Eriksson & Beckham could then pack up early & head for home. One need to have some peace and quiet from the loud English media & hype. The only way to acheive that would of course be their early exit from the tournament. Pretty faggot Beckham back to Spain/UK & the greedy womanising Eriksson Sweden. Only in their dreams would they hold the World Cup.
But I'm sure they'd be capable of coming out with some fabulous excuse if they lose. Excuses like Rooney was rushed back to play even though he is not 100% fit etc. The last time Brazil shut them up good by beating them 2-1 with 10 men in the quarter-finals (thanks to Ronaldinho magical free-kick) & they said they lost because Beckham wasn't match fit. When they lost to Argentina in 1998 thru penalty shoot-outs and they put the blame on the referee for sending Beckham off early in that game. When they lost to Portugal in Euro 2004, they said it was horrible to lose in a penalty shoot-out - the "horrible" they used made it sound like they deserved to win.
They won the Cup back in 1966 & they have been talkin' bout it since. Imagine if they win the World Cup this time; be certain no one would be spared from their flashy journalism/commentary for many years to come.