Roy Hodgson’s England side play their second World Cup game in Brazil tonight, against 2010 semi-finalists Uruguay.
Flags will be waved, faces with be painted, nails will be bitten – but what if the residents of ITV drama Downton Abbey were to watch Wayne Rooney and co take to the pitch…
The excitement for the start of the game would be palpable. Flags and foam hands everywhere.
The National Anthem would inspire bucket loads of patriotism
All eyes would be on the game at all times
There would be wild celebrations when a goal was scored
Things would perk up when it was half time and everyone thought Thierry Henry was coming on screen
Then they’d remember tonight’s game is on ITV
Everyone would pull the I-could-do-better-than-that-with-my-eyes-closed face when England misses from a corner
Some could work on a goal celebration for if we do eventually score
Before lying down in a darkened room when extra time is added because it’s Just. Too. Stressful.