What is England ITV curse and when did they last win a game on the channel?


first_imgWhat is the England ITV curse?Since the 1998 tournament in France, England’s tournament record on ITV has been nothing short of abysmal.During this period the BBC has shown 13 games, which have finished in 9 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.That’s a pretty decent record.But then you move onto games shown on their fellow broadcaster, and things are rather different.Of the 11 games broadcast on ITV, the Three Lions have won just ONE.The other ten finished with five draws and five defeats.That includes the loss to Belgium in the group stages, whereas the wins over Tunisia and Panama were both on the Beeb. England fans are nervously waiting to see if the Three Lions can progress to the World Cup quarter-finals.But many are already despairing that the curse of ITV could strike once again. When did they last win a game broadcast on the channel?England’s solitary tournament win shown on ITV in the last 20 years came in the 2006 World Cup.It was the 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago, where the Golden Generation needed two late goals from Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard to avoid embarrassment.There’s an easy way for everyone to avoid the curse of course – turn off the TV and listen to live commentary on talkSPORT instead!talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Getty center_img 1 Gareth Southgate’s side are hoping to end the ITV curse in Moscow last_img

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