Former Jaguar Reacts To England World Cup Soccer Win
England’s World Cup soccer win Monday, making a former UHV soccer star very happy.
Sam James was a center forward for the Jaguars from 2013 through last year. This native Englishman is now a search consultant for a local recruiting firm. He got a chance to watch some of England’s opening game 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday. Harry Kane with two goals for the English. James told me his reaction to his home country’s win. “We were obviously ranked higher than them. But they made it tough for England and really put in a solid performance. It as a tight one, we just pulled through in the end.”
The World Cup has attracted this year’s highest tv audience in England. A peak audience of 18.3 million in Britain watched England’s win over Tunisia, the BBC says – exceeding the numbers for last month’s royal wedding.Japan made World Cup history on Tuesday, while Russia moved to the brink of advancing to the knockout stage.
The Japanese beat Colombia, 2-1 to become the first Asian team to beat a South American squad in the tournament. Colombia was reduced to 10 men early when midfielder Carlos Sanchez received a red card for handling a goal-bound shot in the third minute.
The Russians scored three times in 15 minutes early in the second half to earn a 3-1 victory over Egypt. The host country could celebrate a spot in the round of 16 as early as Wednesday if Uruguay wins or draws against Saudi Arabia.
In Tuesday’s other World Cup match, Senegal took a first-half lead on an own goal and held off Poland, 2-1. Our Telemundo station has a World Cup tripleheader starting at 7:00 Wednesday morning with Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal taking on Morocco. Fox 19’s World Cup doubleheader has Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia at 10:00 in the morning, followed by Iran and Spain.