I’m not a football fan, but notice that Team England will be playing Team Italy on Sunday. It seems to be a big deal!
English Heritage brings together over 32,000 surnames on the England flag online and flying over some of their properties, including Stokesay Castle, one to which I have a real if very tenuous connection!
To view the flag and search for your ancestral names visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/england-united/.
Are there any players on the England team with a surname collection to your ancestry? Here is the squad announced:
Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton),
Defenders: Ben White (Brighton), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City, Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham)
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City)