World Cup fans want the loser of the England vs USA match to keep James Corden
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Now this is what we call high stakes football.
World Cup fans have added extra pressure onto Friday's (November 26) match between England and the USA by calling for whoever loses the showdown to keep James Corden.
And that is not good news for the Late Late Show host, who revealed he will quit the hosting gig on April 28 in order to move back to the UK with his family.
England are the favourites to win the match after trouncing Iran 6-2 and only need two more wins to proceed to the World Cup's knockout games.
The USA is still on the hunt for success at the World Cup after drawing with Wales.
As a result, fans on social media have decided that the match should be used to determine which nation keeps custody of the controversial comedian in the wake of his restaurant blow-up in New York and accusations of stolen material.
Big world cup game coming up between England v USA ...the pressure is on , apparently whoever loses keeps James Corden— stephen bluedylan (@blueburritto) November 22, 2022
Loser of the USA vs England World Cup match has to keep James Corden— addy (brexit geezer) (@addison_mendez) November 23, 2022
One social media user said: "Loser of the USA vs England World Cup match has to keep James Corden."
A second merely highlighted the massive stakes at play: "Big world cup game coming up between England v USA. The pressure is on, apparently whoever loses keeps James Corden."
A third added: "USA v ENG World Cup: Winner takes 21 Savage, Loser takes James Corden."
Rapper 21 Savage - actually named She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph - found himself in hot water in 2019 when it was revealed he's actually from the UK.
He was found to be 'unlawfully present in the US' and is actually a 'United Kingdom national', according to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).
USA v ENG World Cup:— Birdman’s headband sweat (@yeahlikesoup) November 23, 2022
Winner takes 21 Savage
Loser takes James Corden
The rapper was arrested on immigration charges in 2019 after it was found he had remained in America unlawfully since 2006 when his non-immigrant visa expired.
21 Savage had previously claimed he was from Atlanta.
He is now allowed to travel within the US but is unable to venture overseas as his immigration case is still pending.
Neither Corden or 21 Savage have commented on the fan decision to bet where they reside.
Corden's recent backlash aside, a petition was started in June to call for the US to keep the British comedian, claiming that the UK already has enough to deal with.
"Eight years ago, James Corden left the UK for the US to work on The Late Show," the petition reads.
"Since then, we've had to collectively deal with the impact of the Tory government, Brexit and Covid-19. But throughout, there was that slight beacon of hope ... [the absence of] James Corden."
The reason for exiling Corden was listed as there was not 'enough cringe in this small country for him to induce'.
Hoo boy, that is a pretty ice cold reception if you ask us. And we ain't talking about swapping sunny California for a blistery UK winter.
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