Footballers coming home … with fourth place and no fanfare

England’s World Cup campaign ended in anti-climax, but this was a team that inspired the nationEngland’s World Cup squad will arrive at Birmingham airport this afternoon to a notable lack of fanfare, despite their exploits in Russia uniting most of the nation behind them. Supporters have been warned to stay away from the airport as there is no official welcome-home party, or plans for an open-top bus parade. Some are planning to make the journey anyway, proving how much they have captured the public imagination over the past five weeks. Continue reading...