The best England World Cup jokes ahead of opening game

With many doubting their chances in Brazil, these are the best England World Cup jokes ahead of the opening game of the tournament.

These fans at Wembley may have heard some of the England World Cup jokes
BLIND FAITH: Fans (Image: Lewis Clarke)

With many doubting their chances in Brazil, these are the best England World Cup jokes ahead of the opening game of the tournament later today.

As excitement reaches fever pitch, fans across the nation are now looking forward to the match against Italy in Manaus on Saturday.

With a seemingly dodgy pitch and scorching heat to contend with, all sorts of England World Cup jokes are emerging:

Ray Parlour has been flown to Brazil in an attempt to get the Manaus pitch ready for England's opener #GroundForce pic.twitter.com/V9GlyadVcc

— Colossus Bets (@ColossusBets) June 11, 2014

This snippet from the Times is hysterical. England practising penalties without a keeper… and still missing! pic.twitter.com/IKP6XgtrYW

— #Arsenal – 1886 (@1886_blog) June 11, 2014

The England team visited an orphanage in Rio today: "It's heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope," said Jose, age 6.

— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) June 11, 2014

While Spain practice Passing, Brazil Dribbling and Germany Penalties. England practice Heads,Shoulders Knees and Toes pic.twitter.com/wjwUbxb2XC

— Now Football (@NowFootballl) June 11, 2014

COMPARISON: Portugal's hopes vs England's hopes. pic.twitter.com/6hAXkkLCY0

— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) June 11, 2014

If England win the World Cup pic.twitter.com/CxaSalI4Bh

— Footy Laughs (@FootyLaughs) June 11, 2014

England team took there banter too far today at training, hiding raheem sterlings clothes pic.twitter.com/OoHAepEMUK

— Fakefootballer® (@Fakefootballer1) June 11, 2014

those England tactics let slip by Neville – exclusive pic.twitter.com/UAgPk4yQhB

— Ally Fogg (@AllyFogg) June 11, 2014

Terry Butcher has been sacked as manager of Hibernian FC – this means he'll be free for the vacant England manager job in three weeks time

— Barry Welsh (@BarryWelshHTV) June 11, 2014

England's bravest player. pic.twitter.com/O70MD0B1wY

— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) June 11, 2014

"Worried about England, Do i look worried about England?" pic.twitter.com/lLoGpUwAD9

— Hong Kong Casual (@HongKongLad) June 11, 2014

Had to be done Mike Bassett England Manager Now I'm ready for the World Cup

— Football Accumulator (@footballacca) June 11, 2014

England arrive at Brazil. LMAO. pic.twitter.com/R0dMDL7FIk

— TransferScoop (@TransferScoop) June 11, 2014