England might not go all the way in the European Championships but victory is already assured in the diplomatic stakes.
The squad of players based in Krakow have become the greatest sporting ambassadors we have ever sent abroad. And I hope they get the credit for it when they return.
But they might not for one very specific reason. They are footballers.
The establishment works in a very funny way in this country. If you are a cricketer or a rugby player you become “high-spirited” in your celebrations after a victory.
But if you’re a footballer you become a ...