England's players celebrate their team's goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Sweden and England, at the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, July 7, 2018

UK Media Expects Baby Boom in England After Three Lions Foray in World Cup Semis

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On July 11, England will face Croatia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup match which was preceded by the English footballers' foray into the tournament's semifinals after their 2-0 win over Sweden.

Births are expected to increase by ten percent in the next nine months in England, after the Three Lions made it to the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, The Sun has reported. 

According to the newspaper, couples marked England's 2-0 win over Sweden "with extra time between their own sheets," something that may result in 5,000 more babies being born in nine months' time.

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The Sun recalled that an extra 2,000 births were registered nine months after England advanced to the 2002 World Cup's quarterfinals, where it yielded to Brazil 1-2.

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England’s previous World Cup-related baby boom was in 1966, when the Three Lions beat West Germany 4-2 in the final match of the tournament.


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