England captain Connor Coward (center) with the trophy while goalkeeper Sam Legg and Dave Atkinson look on.
At the Diaspora World Cup where things can change so quickly, perhaps it is reassuring that there is one constant which remains: England. The British Tigers won The2014 Diaspora World cup after a tense 3-2 victory over Trinidad & Tobago. The team which had ripped Liberia's dreams to shreds in the semifinals did it twice in a row.Lazy stereotypes often abound when describing the British Tigers and to use this word to describe this side would not only do it a disservice, it would ignore the wonderful talent which passes through each and every player.
By half-time, Trinidad & T. was three goals down and the prospects were not looking good. However, it was once again Trinidad attacking midfielder Kunle Banjo causing problems and running clear of the England defense although he was heavily marked the entire game. His strong showing and performance pulled a goal back after 30 minutes into the second half for his side, and then another in the 80th minute to make it 3-2. The score remained and England was able to celebrate their second World Cup victory in three tournaments.
Those in Red and White for England turned towards the center circle, the sight of gleaming Diaspora World Cup trophy was there for all to see. A campaign which began with a slow start ended with victory over Trinidad, which so many had tipped for victory after all. Perhaps Trinidad should have known. Never bet against England.
By DWC News