World Cup: England canvass through canvas

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Sunderland v Aston Villa match in 1895. Painting by Thomas Hemy
Paul Hayward writes about a painting that could influence England’s World Cup bid. It evokes the the nostalgia that football holds in the English psyche and in no uncertain terms renders the birthplace of the modern game. In contrast, the other countries will have to trot out their shiny new objects.

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