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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

What we learned about Portugal & Spain

Portugal and Spain shared the spoils in a brilliant six-goal thriller The Group B clash between Portugal and Spain promised to be a cracker, it didn't disappoint. A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick, a brace from Diego Costa and a fantastic strike by Nacho shaped a fantastic game of football. Spain dominated the

Russia v Saudi Arabia Preview

The host nation must get off to a positive start Kick Off - 16:00 BST The World Cup will get underway when the host nation take on Saudi Arabia in Group A. Russia are ranked by FIFA at 70 and most bookies have priced them at 40/1 to win the competition. Russia

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

Wrold Cup 2018: Group B Preview

Iran 750/1 - SkyBet Captain: Ashkan Dejagah Manager: Carlos Queiroz Nickname: Team Melli FIFA rank: 36 Carlos Queiroz, remember him? He was once Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United, now he’s got the almost impossible job of steering Iran to the Round-of-16. Iran picked up a point against Nigeria in 2014 and had it

World Cup 2018: Group A Preview

Russia 50/1 - Several bookies Captain: Igor Akinfeev Manager: Stanislav Cherchesov Nickname: Sbornaya FIFA Rank: 66 This year’s hosts could escape Group A but they’ll need a lot of luck. The Russian nation may feel optimistic about their chances of success but they are ranked by FIFA at number 66 for a reason. Other than

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