Thursday, 15 November, 2018

England's Kieran Trippier says hard work paid off in World Cup win

Harry Kane celebrates scoring Harry Kane is a contender for the golden boot Credit reuters
Isaac Mcdaniel | 05 July, 2018, 03:03

Former England captain Wayne Rooney believes the country is right to start "dreaming" of winning the World Cup this year.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan in Moscow.

They got away with it this time, but they need to step it back up again against Russian Federation. Now they are enjoying a rare "I told you so" moment, mixed with a little bit of embarrassment, after seeing the reactions of both Colombians and English to the referee's calls.

Click through the gallery above to see our best XI from the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup.

Maradona infamously knocked out England at the 1986 World Cup with his "Hand of God" goal - one of the most controversial act in the tournament's history.

WHY BRAZIL WINS: It's hard - maybe impossible - to spot a weakness in a Brazilian team that probably has the most dynamic front-four attackers in the tournament.

But that will all go out the window on Thursday, and we should be in for an entertaining match with the tournament's meanest defence up against France's lively attack. They're just not good enough to go toe-to-toe with Croatia.

Two years ago life for the England team was very different.

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Brazil advanced to a Friday quarterfinal in Kazan , Russia, against the victor of Monday's Belgium-Japan game. Defensive solidity is paramount; Brazil know they have the players who can score aplenty at the other end.

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"I think he's fine", Southgate said of Alli.

Yet as they walk out to face world soccer's mightiest superpower in Kazan on Friday, they might wish they were playing relative minnows Sweden instead.

The thing that impressed me most about England against Colombia was the way they stood up to the provocation they faced.

Sure England have so far been far from ideal but Southgate decided a long time ago that he would be playing a system with three at the back and he's picked players to fit into that system, unlike previous administrations.

All three are doubts for the quarterfinal against Sweden in Samara on Saturday after reporting problems to the England medical team after the victory in Moscow.

Since the World Cup began in 1930, England have won the title once in 1966 when they beat Germany 4-2 after extra time.

The performance summed up the hit and miss nature of this Croatia side, who can dazzle in one game and drive their fans to despair in the next. The Croats were one of only two teams to win all their group games but needed a penalty shootout to overcome Denmark on Sunday. "I knew the messages I wanted to give".

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