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World Cup: What we’ve learned

The World Cup has thrown up a few surprises The World Cup is really starting to get interesting, the knockout stages are here but what have we learned so far? Uruguay look good value for money Oscar Tabarez's side were at 33/1 to win the competition before a ball was kicked. For those

Belgium tame England in Kaliningrad

Belgium top group G A superb strike by Adnan Januzaj was enough to give Belgium a win in Kaliningrad. Belgium are rewarded with a second-round tie against Japan. England will now face Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday night. I didn't agree with that many changes ahead of kick-off and it was like

England: Create the space you know you can win

England know that a win against Panama will secure a place in the last-16 Harry Kane's late winner against Tunisia means that a win for England against Panama will ensure that qualification for the knockout stages is achieved. When the pubs are full of expectant fans you know that something different

England: Reaction to VAR

England off to a winning start despite issues with VAR It took a late goal from Harry Kane to see  off a well organised Tunisian side. Kane's second of the night doesn't tell the whole story. Kyle Walker gave away a first-half penalty which was subsequently scored by Ferjani Sassi. At

England: Don’t let the gaffer down

England open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia England's preparation is all but complete. Gareth Southgate's message has been very clear "England are ready".  Southgate confirmed that he had informed the players about his starting XI a day before kick off. His decision to make an early internal announcement has been

World Cup: England three bold predictions

England head to Russia without the usual pre-tournament hype England are heading to Russia in really good form. Gareth Southgate's side have not been beaten since June 2016, but nobody is getting carried away. England's Group G opponents include Tunisia, Panama and a richly talented Belgium side. Three bold predictions Table Toppers England will

Harry Kane can emulate Lineker at the World Cup

Harry Kane is among the favourites to win the World Cup Golden Boot Tottenham Hotspur fans should be grinning from ear-to-ear at this moment in time. The announcement that Harry Kane signed a new deal at Spurs until 2024 not only signals the club's intent but it means that the England

World Cup: Group G Preview

Panama - 2000/1 Bet Victor Captain: Roman Torres Manager: Hernan Dario Gomez Nickname: Los Canaleros FIFA rank: 56 You need a bit of luck in football and Los Canaleros (Red Wave) had just that. Panama scored a 'phantom goal' (Blaz Perez) against Costa Rica helping them to book a place in their first-ever World Cup

Wayne Rooney – England Legend?

Wayne Rooney retires form International Football Wayne Rooney this week brought down the curtain on an international career that has seen him score a wonderful 59 goals in 119 appearances. So why was the nation so divided on where to judge him amongst England's All-Time Greats? Radio stations up and down the

South Africa rout a sorry looking England

England's selection problems by John Wozniak ‘South Africa must show fight’ - they were the words of former England Skipper Nasser Hussein, in wake of the first test between England and South Africa at Lord’s. Faf du Plessis, the captain of South Africa must have heard Hussein’s words of wisdom. Patience! How


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