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World Cup 2022: Naomi Watts drowns her sorrows after England’s defeat

World Cup 2022: Naomi Watts drowns her sorrows after England’s defeat

British-born Australian actress Naomi Watts has commiserated England’s defeat during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Naomi, 54, cheered herself up over the weekend with an English Breakfast tea served with scones following her team’s loss to France.

The Mulholland Drive star, who was born in England but moved to Sydney at the age of 14, posted a photo of her cream tea on Instagram as she pledged her allegiance to her birth country.

British-born Australian actress Naomi Watts (pictured in New York City on April 19) has commiserated England's defeat during the 2022 FIFA World Cup

British-born Australian actress Naomi Watts (pictured in New York City on April 19) has commiserated England's defeat during the 2022 FIFA World Cup

British-born Australian actress Naomi Watts (pictured in New York City on April 19) has commiserated England’s defeat during the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Some fans were surprised she was supporting England, as they had expected her to be backing the Australian Socceroos.

Meanwhile, Naomi is expected to return to the small screen next year in the second season of Ryan Murphy’s hit show Feud.

She appeared in three projects in 2022: The Watcher, Goodnight Mommy and Infinite Storm.  

Naomi, 54, cheered herself up over the weekend with an English Breakfast tea served with scones following her team's loss to France

Naomi, 54, cheered herself up over the weekend with an English Breakfast tea served with scones following her team's loss to France

Naomi, 54, cheered herself up over the weekend with an English Breakfast tea served with scones following her team’s loss to France 

Having reached the semi-finals in 2018 and finished as runners-up at last year’s European Championship, England were hoping to fight Morocco in the semi-finals.

Their last game saw England fall behind for the first time in Qatar after Aurelien Tchouameni’s early thunderbolt, only for Harry Kane to level from the spot and equal Wayne Rooney’s all-time record of 53 goals for the national team.

France’s all-time record goal scorer Olivier Giroud restored the World Cup holders’ lead which proved to be the winner after Kane missed a late penalty ending in a 2-1 quarter-final exit. 

England's Harry Kane was devastated at the full-time whistle having missed a critical penalty

England's Harry Kane was devastated at the full-time whistle having missed a critical penalty

England’s Harry Kane was devastated at the full-time whistle having missed a critical penalty

England have a long history of spot-kick misses which normally arise in shootouts, like the Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy last summer.

Manager Gareth Southgate is contracted until the next European Championship in 2024.

However, he said he is deliberating over his future in the wake of the World Cup exit at the hands of France.

Manager Gareth Southgate (pictured) is contracted until the next European Championship in 2024, but said he is deliberating over his future in the wake of the World Cup exit

Manager Gareth Southgate (pictured) is contracted until the next European Championship in 2024, but said he is deliberating over his future in the wake of the World Cup exit

Manager Gareth Southgate (pictured) is contracted until the next European Championship in 2024, but said he is deliberating over his future in the wake of the World Cup exit

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk