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Overreaction Theatre: We’re gonna win the World Cup!

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Welcome to Overreaction Theatre: Special England Edition, where we look at the funny, predictable and downright silly things people say on Twitter during big matches.

And what better occasion to gauge some overreaction than England qualifying for the World Cup finals? Bring on the hype and the expectation.

Still, prior to kick-off England fans were fretting about what would happen if their team failed to make the World Cup in Brazil.

However, one fan had a silver lining ready to cite if England managed to mess up their big moment.

When the team sheets came in, there was surprise at the inclusion of Michael Carrick, who would go on to have a good game at Wembley.

Despite England playing with real attacking verve against Poland, Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck wasn't earning much love on Twitter as the night progressed, earning unflattering comparisons with an England striker past.

Still, England came through thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, and although we are supposed to be living in a new era of realism regarding the national team's chances, there were still some who allowed themselves to dream of Rio glory next summer...

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