Spain vs. Morocco: Africa’s Last Hope Runs Into a Magical Midfield

Rory Smith

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There was a time, not all that long ago, when England fans could gather together underneath a big screen to watch their team at a major tournament and not go home drenched, head to toe, in beer.

That all changed in Croydon, just south of London, four years ago. All traditions have to start somewhere, and this one started in the summer of 2018, when Gareth Southgate’s England was busy reaching the semifinals of the World Cup. Hundreds of fans were gathering at a place called Boxpark to watch the games, and whenever they saw their team score, or win, they celebrated by throwing their drinks in…

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