England v Sweden(ii): 2002- 2012: Cole scores a blinder, Zlatan scores 4 and Sven just scores…

England vs Sweden (i) 1968- 1999: Blood, Turnips & Tears England 1-1 Sweden (World Cup 2002 Group Game)- 2nd June 2002 In January 2001 England shocked the world by appointing their first foreign manager in Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson. Eriksson took over with the team at a low ebb but quickly resuscitated a stalled World Cup […]

England vs Sweden (i) 1968- 1999: Blood, Turnips & Tears

Tomorrow afternoon England and Sweden will play the biggest game either nation has known since the mid 1990’s. These two teams have history and plenty of it points in Sweden’s favour. In all Englands’ record against the Swedes reads won 8, drawn 9, lost 7 but 4 of those wins came before England even entered a World […]

England 1-1 Colombia (England win 4-3 on penalties)

A little over 22 years ago Gareth Southgate walked back from the Wembley penalty spot distraught having just missed the decisive kick in the Euro ’96 semi-final, last night he hugged his staff and players in joy having guided England to their first ever penalty shootout success at a World Cup. And with that England […]

England vs Colombia Preview: Can England seize their chance?

Tonight England face Colombia in Moscow with a place in the World Cup quarter finals on the line. England begin as marginal favourites against an unpredictable opponent in an unpredictable tournament. Last night saw Japan a side some argued England should have aimed to face by beating Belgium gave the Belgians an almighty scare taking […]