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Richard Cann examines why it was a good thing for the tournament to be won by France...
French midfielder showcased his very best in Russia in France triumph...
At the same time, the frequency that he’s setting shots up for others has increased, 1.6 per 90 over 1.29 per 90 with United in 2017/18 – all the more remarkable for the fact that this isn’t a France team that is properly constructed to get the best out of their attacking talent...
World Cup finals are often forgettable encounters. Think back to four years ago and not much beyond Mario Gotze’s winner remains in the mind’s eye.
When Kieran Trippier curled a free-kick into the top corner after just five minutes, the whole of England started to believe that they could make the World Cup final.
Football, then, is not coming home. Not for another four years, anyway...
T was with sadness, but also pride, that we watched England go out of the World Cup last night, losing to Croatia in extra-time.
Until now, for this World Cup in Russia has absolutely blown my nostalgic biases away...
Following a penalty shootout victory and a quarter-final win over Sweden, England have finally made it to a World Cup semi-final! I couldn’t be happier and it has been great to watch the nation come together and celebrate our team’s success so far.
Such has been Gareth Southgate’s meticulous attention to detail – beyond his waistcoats the England manager had all 31 other nations extensively scouted prior to the tournament, in the event of the Three Lions facing them in Russia...
England ARE World Cup semi finalists. It has been 28 years since anyone has been able type that.
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera was left red-faced as he allowed Antoine Griezmann’s strike to slip through his fingers, literally handing France a World Cup semi-final berth...
All of which means a winger-based system is not viable and Sterling has played as a makeshift striker alongside Harry Kane...
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Almondvale Stadium Livingston
12:00 11 November 2018
New Douglas Park Hamilton
12:30 24 November 2018