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God save the team

Updated: June 12, 2010, 12:41 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

It's as if England made a deal with the devil in 1966.

Something like, "You get this one, but you'll pay for it for the next half century."

Since winning its only World Cup, at home, in 1966, England has suffered one heartache after another on the sport's biggest stage. We're not talking about losing in routine fashion. In three of their last four World Cups, including the 1990 semifinals, the Three Lions failed to roar from the penalty spot, making for the ...

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