World Cup 2018

Ruthless French counter-attacking, bags of Croatian resolve, flashes of Kylian Mbappe brilliance, scintillating [...]

15 July 2018
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After 64 matches – including a pointless third-place play-off – over 30 days the World Cup has come to its [...]

15 July 2018
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This will go down as a very successful World Cup for England. They set new standards for preparation, raised the [...]

12 July 2018
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Football might not be coming home just yet, following England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia on Wednesday, [...]

12 July 2018
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As the world’s football teams have been battling out for supremacy at the World Cup, so have the major equity [...]

12 July 2018
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There was hope. Then suddenly it was gone, extinguished by an extra-time goal, a swipe of Mario Mandzukic’s [...]

12 July 2018
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Coming into England’s biggest game in 28 years all the focus on Croatia was directed at two men: Luka Modric [...]

11 July 2018
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If there is a more evocative, spine-tingling opening credit sequence than the BBC’s Italia 90 montage of iconic [...]

10 July 2018
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The last 24 hours before a game always feels long but before our 1990 World Cup semi-final against West Germany [...]

10 July 2018
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England have harnessed a freedom and fearlessness that too often deserted their predecessors as they have forged [...]

10 July 2018
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Rarely in football history can there have been such a yawning gap between the public perception of a player’s [...]

9 July 2018
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Gareth Southgate is certainly no Ebenezer Scrooge and this endless summer could not be further removed from the [...]

8 July 2018
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On Saturday England’s burgeoning hopes of long-awaited international success hinge on seeing off unfancied Nordic opponents [...]

5 July 2018
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Gareth Southgate has a knack for achieving the impossible. [...]

5 July 2018
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There’s no question that Tuesday’s penalty shoot-out win against Colombia has presented the best opportunity [...]

4 July 2018
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For 120 minutes, it was the film that all of England has seen before, mainly from behind the sofa. But as the [...]

3 July 2018
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Three Lions fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup will have spent 22 per cent of the average UK annual [...]

3 July 2018
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England may have avoided a World Cup clash with old foes Germany, Portugal and Brazil by finishing second in their [...]

2 July 2018
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Two of the greatest footballers in living memory, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, bowed out of the World Cup [...]

1 July 2018
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When is a defeat not a defeat? It’s a curious logic, but perhaps when it diverts your team into what is – [...]

28 June 2018
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England face Belgium tomorrow in an enviable position. Gareth Southgate’s side have already qualified for the [...]

27 June 2018
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It’s a cliche that the World Cup is a shop window for players to attract attention and earn moves in club football, [...]

27 June 2018
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Marcos Rojo is not the man you would want the ball to drop to. [...]

26 June 2018
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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has made clear that he intends to make several changes to his team to face England [...]

26 June 2018
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After a last minute win against Tunisia followed by a 6-1 drubbing of Panama, it's fair to say that excitement [...]

26 June 2018
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They face Iceland tomorrow but Croatia are already through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup, having captured [...]

25 June 2018
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England will say they are not thinking that far ahead, that they are taking it one game at a time and simply focusing [...]

24 June 2018
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Gareth Southgate spent many months leading up to this World Cup calling for more realistic expectations of his [...]

24 June 2018
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The parallel between Panama – England's next opponents – and Costa Rica is a fairly obvious one. Both are [...]

21 June 2018
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Football may not end up coming home, but for a few seconds after Harry Kane’s stoppage-time winner hit the net, [...]

21 June 2018
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