WATCH: Football's coming home? Rory McIlroy on England winning the World Cup in Russia

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Although the focus is on the golf at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Championship this week, it was still hard not to miss England's dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Colombia on Tuesday night.

Not everyone at Ballyliffin Golf Club may be as euphoric about an England success in Europe as those across the sheugh on the mainland.

But Irish Open host Rory McIlroy dealt with the question diplomatically on Wednesday.