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Jonathan Liew is a sports writer at the Guardian.
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Fans’ fixation on the concept of greatness has become an absurd identity politics.
This is one of the most united England squads in recent memory.
Nothing that happens on the pitch can possibly salvage the horrors that brought this tournament about.
This is not just “sportswashing”: it’s very real power play.