BULLETIN FROM THE BOOZER: World Cup fever was alive and well in this Essex pub as England thrashed Iran… even if a few punters had to go back to work afterwards
Qatar it is not. One, there is beer, at £3.50 a pint of Fosters. Two, it’s pouring down outside, where a giant mural of Declan Rice dominates the wall of this homely Essex pub.
Sportsmail is here to see how the English cope with a winter World Cup, when we are used to throwing plastic pints in the air and singing ‘It’s coming home’ while the sun burns our necks.
World Cup fever has been hard to…