England could still win the World Cup after bizarre loophole is revealed by fan who plots possible chain of events

ENGLAND could still win the World Cup thanks to a bizarre loophole.

The Three Lions were knocked out in the quarter-final by France, losing 2-1 to the finalists.

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But there is a chance England will get their hands on the trophy – should a strange set of circumstances unfold.

England boast the best disciplinary record in the tournament with just one yellow card, which Harry Maguire picked up against France.

Because of that, England will be crowned champions if both the final and third place play-off are abandoned, as revealed by fan Adam Devlin.

For that to happen Devlin claims all four teams across the two fixtures would have to have four players sent off.

That would mean the matches could not be completed, leaving Fifa with no choice but to hand the trophy to the quarter-finalist with the best disciplinary record – England.

It would be a bizarre way for England to claim their first major honour in 56 years, but it seems fans would not mind.

One supporter reacting to the loophole said: “I knew it was coming home.”

Another added: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance…”

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And a third said: “These are the flimsiest straws I’ve ever clutched at .”

Another commented: “Keep the faith.”

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