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June 2018 articles

On the face of it Belgium’s 3-0 win over Panama is exactly what you might have expected. But despite the healthy scoreline, [...]

18 June
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Brazil’s 1-1 with Switzerland last night continued an underwhelming start from the teams fancied to win this World Cup. [...]

18 June
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Jesse Lingard is ready to make his mark at the World Cup. [...]

17 June
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The date of England’s opening World Cup match tonight has been etched into the minds of players and fans alike for some time. [...]

17 June
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There are plenty of unanswered questions about Gareth Southgate’s young England side ahead of their World Cup opener against [...]

17 June
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The time for talking is nearly over for England – with Gareth Southgate’s men set to kick off their World Cup campaign against [...]

15 June
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The big question posed by Russia’s 5-0 spanking of Saudi Arabia was: had the hosts’ pre-World Cup problems been exaggerated [...]

14 June
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How Spain’s players respond to a shock change of manager less than 72 hours before their World Cup opener today against Portugal [...]

14 June
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Royal Mail staff hoping to cheer on the Three Lions from home have been left disappointed after the company banned them from [...]

14 June
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The World Cup starts today. While expectations for England’s prospects have been muted, for many the team’s performance is [...]

14 June
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England flew out to their training base in Repino ahead of their opening World Cup match against Tunisia on Monday. [...]

13 June
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There was something in the air at Elland Road last week, something not felt for some time. It was present when Marcus Rashford [...]

13 June
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It's been 1,432 long days since Mario Gotze volleyed the ball into the Argentina net to win the World Cup for Germany – a fitting [...]

13 June
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If the 2014 World Cup was a feast of football, England were the ones going hungry. [...]

13 June
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Don’t let anyone tell you that the Champions League is the pinnacle; the knockout stage of the World Cup is where the finest [...]

13 June
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