The Purdy Arms in Karen, which is run by British expats Rob and Julie have launched a World Cup themed promotion where they will be serving a free Eloko Beer every time England scores in the competition.
England’s first match in Russia is against Tunisia on 8 June at 9pm, followed by Panama on 24 June at 3pm. Belgium are England’s final opponents in the group stage with the teams set to play on 28 June at 9pm.
However, this might not be as costly for the bar as you might initially think. In the last competition, held in Brazil, England only managed to score 2 goals and only three when South Africa hosted the finals in 2010.
Their tally in the 2006 finals in Germany was a more respectable six, the same as four years earlier when South Korea and Japan co-hosted the event. They clocked up seven goals when France hosted the competition in 1998 after failing to quality in 1994 when the World Cup was held for the first time in the USA.
In Italia 90, England scored 8 goals, finishing in fourth place, they scored seven in Mexico (1986) and six in Spain (1982).
Unsurprisingly, England’s highest goals tally came in 1966, the only time the team have won the competition.