Connect with us

International Football

“It’s coming home”, England take home stray Qatar cat instead of World Cup!




‘It’s coming home’ is a refrain that England football followers have been singing for decades.

This has been in anticipation of the country winning international football honours that have eluded the country since their famous 1966 World Cup win on home soil.

As in previous World Cup editiions in which they often rank as one of the favourites, they have again fallen short of expectations at the current edition,

But the refrain “It’s coming home” seems apt.

England’s hopes of lifting the World Cup might have been dashed but Manchester City duo Kyle Walker and John Stones did not want to leave Qatar completely empty handed — hence they will be taking home a stray cat befriended by the team at their training base.


The cat, who Stones named Dave, will have to spend four months in quarantine before he can be re-united with the City duo.

‘’He was just there one day, so we’ve just adopted him, me and Stonesy,” Walker told the FA’s official media channel.

“Dave is welcome to the table … Some people really don’t like the cat, but I love him.”

“First day we got there … Dave pops out,” Stones added.

“Every night he sat there waiting for his food.”


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

Continue Reading