My husband started watching Sixty Six late one night but stopped it after the first scene, he knew the bleak humor was right up my alley and I would be mad if he watched the movie without me. Being an American and someone who doesn't care much for sports, I didn't know the outcome of the 1966 World Cup which made the lead up to the final game that more exciting.
In an effort to avoid doing actual work this morning, I've been on Google reading reviews for the movie. The New York Times review (http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/08/01/movies/01sixt.html) says that "Like Bernie’s reluctant guests, however, you may find yourself wishing for more of Wembley Stadium and less of the Rubenses’ living room." Did you find that to be true?
I'm also avoiding work ;). I agree with you, the movie wasn't about the team or the World Cup, that was just the backdrop of the movie.