IT’S coming omen! England’s first three players in the Lions Den darts challenge all scored 66.
Players in the series have unlimited darts to reach separate targets in 30 seconds — and Declan Rice, Luke Shaw and Mason Mount all hit the same year England last lifted the World Cup.
Mount, the last of the trio to pull off the spooky total, was stunned by the flight of fantasy ahead of Monday’s opener against Iran.
The Chelsea midfielder said: “That is just strange. .. wow!”
Gareth Southgate’s squad have been taking part in tasks, racing F1 driver Lando Norris and talking about childhood memories on England’s official YouTube channel.
And what should have been the most simple challenge became instead the most freaky – as it rammed home the dream of emulating the Three Lions’ 1966 World Cup heroes.
Facing a special target, Mount hit 46 from eight darts – with just time for one more effort before his half-minute ended.
He went for the riskiest circle – a “ball” with a score of 40 – where you lose everything if you hit the hand holding it…. and got the 20 on the outer circle.
Presenter Josh Denzel at first hailed Mount as the new leader on 76 – before later revealing his mis-count.
With Denzel and Mount both spooked by the THIRD 66, the 23-year-old playmaker joked: “I’m upset that I didn’t win.
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“But that is just strange. that is.. wow!”
Shaw and Rice seem certain starters in Doha on Monday, with Mount also in contention.
But Southgate confirmed Kyle Walker and James Maddison aren’t yet fit enough to be considered,