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World Cup more important than sex to England

Updated: June 6, 2010, 10:38 AM ET
By Jerry Greene

Give it up for the World Cup.

Unlike baseball's American (and one city in Canada) World Series, soccer's World Cup truly is global. And if you are the English, it's bigger.

Or as British soccer manager Bill Shankly once said, "Some people believe football [he means soccer] is a matter of life and death -- it is much, much more important than that."

England, you see, has not won a World Cup since 1966, which is tantamount to not winning a war. If you ask an ...

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