So I was on a stopover in Hong Kong. Just time to catch up some sleep after the flight from New Zealand. A chance to feel fresher before the second leg to London. The sleep was important. But, in the middle of the Hong Kong night, about 3 am, England were due to play Algeria. If I watched it my sleep would be 3 hours, then the football, then 1 hour before traveling again.
Any other team and I would have been grateful for the sleep. But it was England in the World Cup. So I set an alarm, and struggled awake to watch it live.
To watch what? Probably the most frustrating, boring and disappointing England game I have seen in many years!
I should have stayed asleep.