Tag: World Cup

England’ Late Bloomers (Part 2)

The usual path of an England career is youth teams, under 21s (or Under 23s as it used to be) and then to the seniors at around 23. But some take a much longer route to the England team. In honour of the retiring Jamie Vardy who took the scenic route to an England career

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A History of England vs Spain: Pearce’s Redemption, Hunter’s beauty, Di Stefano brilliance, Gary’s goalfest and that miss!

England will host Spain at Wembley in both teams inaugural UEFA Nations League game this Saturday. Surprisingly for two of European football’s big nations, the history between the two has often flown under the radar compared to England’s rivalries with say Germany or Spain’s with Portugal. But they’ve still met twice in the World Cup

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Could Football be coming home in 2030?

Yesterday the FA announced they were considering a bid to host the 2030 World Cup. It was hardly a surprise and a final decision won’t be made until next year, but it prompts several questions, why are England bidding again after the embarrassment of the 2018 bid? How would it work? and most importantly would

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World Cup 2018: Day 26

France on top of the World to close The Greatest Show on Earth France 4-2 Croatia France are World Champions after a thrilling and controversial win in the World Cup Final. But it was Croatia who flew out of the traps with the dynamic Ivan Perisic causing France problems down the right. But on 17

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World Cup 2018: Day 25

Date with destiny awaits France & Croatia whilst Belgium claim the bronze Third place playoff: Belgium 2-0 England Before we preview football’s biggest game we got the most pointless game in the sport- the third place playoff. This game somehow doesn’t carry the weight of a bronze match at the Olympics instead fans of the

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World Cup 2018: Day 24

Day 23 Summary: Football not ready to go home So England are out, England’s run to the semi-finals has been the best story of this World Cup but it ended last night in Moscow when Mario Mandzukic’s extra time goal sent Croatia to their first World Cup Final. The game at the Luzniki Stadium started

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World Cup 2018: Day 23

Day 22: France edge past Belgium France booked their place at the Luzniki Stadium for Sunday’s World Cup Final with a narrow win over a flat Belgium side in St Petersburg. Belgium were brilliant in their quarter-final win over Brazil on Friday night and started on the front foot pushing France back but couldn’t create

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England vs Croatia: World Cup Semi-Final Preview

England keep marching on and the games keep getting bigger. The last time England walked out for a semi-final at a major tournament their current manager was in the team, the last time they played in a World Cup semi-final most of the current squad weren’t born. England 2-0 Sweden: Southgate’s history boys storm past

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A History of England vs Croatia: 4 wins and a brolly

England take on Croatia in the World Cup Semi Final tonight in the biggest game in which they’ve ever faced each other. England have only faced Croatia on 7 occasions since Croatia became a recognised member of FIFA back in 1992. Here’s a look back at those previous encounters. England 0-0 Croatia (Friendly 24th April

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