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England World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

England transfer into the spherical of 16 and after dropping to Belgium, face Colombia within the subsequent spherical.

England World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Information

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England vs Colombia – Spherical of 16 (third July), Moscow Spartak Match Report

Match preview right here. 

England Beginning XI: 1 Jordan Pickford, 2 Kyle Walker (19 Marcus Rashford 113), 5 John Stones, 6 Harry Maguire, 7 Jesse Lingard, eight Jordan Henderson, 9 Harry Kane, 10 Raheem Sterling (11 Jamie Vardy 88), 12 Kieran Trippier, 18 Ashley Younger (Three Danny Rose 102), 20 Dele Alli (Four Eric Dier 81)

Colombia Beginning XI: 1 David Ospina, Four Santiago Arias (2 Cristian Zapata 116), 5 Wilmar Barrios, 6 Carlos Sanchez (15 Mateus Uribe 79), 9 Radamel Falcao, 11 Juan Cuadrado, 13 Yerry Mina, 16 Jefferson Lerma (7 Carlos Bacca 62), 17 Johan Mojica, 20 Juan Quintero (14 Luis Muriel 88), 23 Davinson Sanchez

Moscow Spartak

Colombia 1 England 1

England Four-Three on pens


England: Kane 57pen

Colombia: Mina 90+Three

Match overview

England reached the quarter-finals after profitable a World Cup penalty shoot-out for the time time. It was a deserved victory for Gareth Southgate’s younger facet, who got here up towards a Colombia workforce that, with out the injured James Rodriguez, got down to frustrate and provoke.

Colombia provided little or no attacking menace however claimed an sudden stoppage-time equaliser by Yerry Mina that cancelled out Harry Kane’s second-half spot-kick.

England made a vibrant begin however regardless of a succession of early set-pieces couldn’t discover a approach by till Kane was bundled over at a nook and given the possibility to attain his third penalty of the match.

However simply because it appeared England had ridden the storm, the setpiece specialists had been undone by Mina’s header from a nook. Colombia’s subs meant they went into the additional interval with a way more attacking outlook, but it surely was England, with probabilities for Danny Rose and Eric Dier, who went closest to avoiding the shoot-out.

A familar state of affairs for England however an sudden end result as Dier held his nerve after misses by Jordan Henderson, Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca, hanging the decisive penalty to ship the Colombians out. 

Matter of reality

Harry Kane grew to become the primary participant to attain in six consecutive England appearances since Tommy Lawton in 1939.

Speaking level

American referee Mark Geiger seemed to be in peril of dropping management of the sport after he confirmed Wilmar Barrios a yellow not purple card following a headbutt on Jordan Henderson. And he struggled to regulate Colombian protests after awarding England the second-half penalty.



Possession (%): 48/52

Purpose makes an attempt: 14/6

Makes an attempt heading in the right direction: 7/9

Corners: Three/7

Fouls: 23/13

Move accuracy (%): 78/82

Distance lined (km): 136/143

England vs Belgium (28th June) Match Report

Match preview right here.

England Beginning XI: 1 Jordan Pickford, Three Danny Rose, Four Eric Dier, 5 John Stones (6 Harry Maguire 46), 11 Jamie Vardy, 15 Gary Cahill, 16 Phil Jones, 17 Fabian Delph, 19 Marcus Rashford, 21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22 Trent Alexander-Arnold (14 Danny Welbeck 79)

Belgium Beginning XI: 1 Thibaut Courtois, Three Thomas Vermaelen (Four Vincent Kompany 74), eight Marouane Fellaini, 16 Thorgan Hazard, 17 Youri Tielemans, 18 Adnan Januzaj (14 Dries Mertens 86), 19 Mousa Dembele, 20 Dedryck Boyata, 21 Michy Batshuayi, 22 Nacer Chadli, 23 Leander Dendoncker


England Zero Belgium 1


Belgium: Januzaj 51

Match overview

An excellent objective from Adnan Januzaj sealed victory for Belgium, who claimed prime place within the group however had been additionally handed a probably trickier path to the knockout stage’s later rounds.

With each groups already certified for the final 16, reserve gamers received their alternative to shine; Belgium made 9 adjustments to England’s eight.

It was a extra intense contest than some had predicted however probabilities had been few and much between. Belgium’s gamers appeared the extra comfy and Januzaj claimed the sport’s solely objective when he tricked his approach inside left-back Danny Rose and fired previous Jordan Pickford.

England’s finest likelihood fell to Marcus Rashford, whose shot was tipped extensive by Thibaut Courtois.

Matter of reality

This was England’s first defeat for 12 months beneath Southgate.

Speaking level

Did they or didn’t they? Belgium coach Roberto Martinez had admitted “the precedence was to not win” however his bench celebrated with Gusto when Januzaj scored.



Possession (%): 48/52

Purpose makes an attempt: 13/15

Makes an attempt heading in the right direction: 7/Four

Corners: 7/2

Fouls: 11/14

Move accuracy (%): 86/88

Distance lined (km): 109/106

England vs Panama (24th June) Match Report

Match preview right here

England Beginning XI: 1 Jordan Pickford, 2 Kyle Walker, 5 John Stones, 6 Harry Maguire, 7 Jesse Lingard (17 Fabian Delph 63), eight Jordan Henderson, 9 Harry Kane (11 Jamie Vardy 63), 10 Raheem Sterling, 12 Kieran Trippier (Three Danny Rose 70), 18 Ashley Younger, 21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Panama Beginning XI: 1 Jaime Penedo, 2 Michael Murillo, Four Fidel Escobar, 5 Ramon Torres, 6 Gabriel Gomez (23 Felipe Baloy 69), 7 Blas Perez, eight Edgar Barcenas (16 Abdiel Arroyo 69), 11 Armando Cooper, 15 Erick Davis, 20 Anibal Godoy (19 Ricardo Avila 62), 21 Jose Rodriguez

Nizny Novgorod

England 6 Panama 1

England: Stones 9, 40 Kane 22pen 45+1pen, 62, Lingard 36
Panama: Baloy 73

Match overview

England loved their greatest ever World Cup win after thrashing Panama 6-1 to qualify for the knockout stage and ship the Central Individuals out of the competitors.

The emphatic victory was achieved despite Panama’s strong-arm ways, with 4 of England’s objectives coming from set-pieces. Jesse Lingard scored the choose of the objectives, a curled shot kind outdoors the realm, whereas Harry Kane claimed a hat-trick.

Veteran Felipe Baloy’s comfort objective was wildly celebrated by Panama’s followers.

Kane scored a hat-trick towards Panama (Getty Photos)

Matter of reality

Harry Kane grew to become the third Englishman, after Geoff Hurst (1966) and Gary Lineker (1986), to attain a World Cup hat-trick.

Speaking level

Panama got here beneath hearth for his or her strong-arm ways, which included elevating elbows to the opposition and a number of grappling at corners.



Possession (%): 58/42

Purpose makes an attempt: 12/eight

Makes an attempt heading in the right direction: Three/5

Corners: Three/2

Fouls: 14/13

Move accuracy (%): 93/89

Distance lined (km): 99/89

England vs Tunisia (18th June) Match Report

The three lions face Tunisia of their first recreation amidst enormous strain after a great match construct up. Match preview right here.

England Beginning XI: 1 Jordan Pickford, 2 Kyle Walker, 5 John Stones, 6 Harry Maguire, 7 Jesse Lingard (Four Eric Dier 90+Three), eight Jordan Henderson, 9 Harry Kane, 10 Raheem Sterling (19 Marcus Rashford 68), 12 Kieran Trippier, 18 Ashley Younger, 20 Dele Alli (21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek 80)

Tunisia Beginning XI: 22 Mouez Hassen (1 Farouk Ben Mustapha 16),2 Syam Ben Youssef, Four Yassine Meriah, eight Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, 9 Anice Badri, 10 Wahbi Khazri (19 Saber Khalifa 85), 11 Dylan Bronn, 12 Ali Maaloul, 13 Ferjani Sassi, 17 Ellyes Skhiri, 23 Naim Sliti (Mohamed Ben Amor 74)


Tunisia 1 England 2


Tunisia:  Sassi 35pen

England: Kane 11, 90+1

Match overview

An injury-time header from Harry Kane gave England an opening-game victory that had seemed to be slipping away from them after Tunisia had dug deep to defend a degree.

England made a assured, energetic begin, taking an early lead by Kane with one other header from a nook. However poor ending and unsure defending allowed Tunisia again into the competition through a debatable penalty.

There was much less depth within the second half, which suited Tunisia of their seek for a degree. However England had been affected person sufficient to maintain plugging away and late substitutions helped to engineer the nook from which Kane snatched the winner.

Speaking level

Tunisia’s penalty award following Kyle Walker’s foul was cleared by VAR, however holding fouls on Harry Kane, when the centre-forward was dragged to the bottom at two subsequent corners, had been ignored by the officers. However Kane was left alone in second-half stoppage time to move the profitable objective.



Possession (%): 40/60

Purpose makes an attempt: 6/17

Makes an attempt heading in the right direction: Three/7

Corners: 2/7

Fouls: 14/eight

Move accuracy (%): 80/90

Distance lined (km): 103/105

England World Cup Information

England certified comfortably for the 2018 World Cup with out setting the world alight. They had been unbeaten in 10 video games however scored solely 18 objectives and sometimes struggled to interrupt down defensive-minded groups. Gareth Southgate stepped up from an under-21 function following Sam Allardyce’s shock exit. There have been disappointing crowds at Wembley – however England nonetheless had the very best common attendance of any European qualifier.

Key Moments in Qualifying 

Sep 2016
Sam Allardyce quits as supervisor after 67 days and one recreation in cost – the 1-Zero victory over Slovakia – following a newspaper “sting”.
Jun 2017
An injury-time equaliser from Harry Kane earns a 2-2 draw with Scotland at Hampden Park.
Sep 2017
After struggling to interrupt down a Malta facet that put 10 males behind the ball, England rating 3 times within the final 5 minutes. Three days later, they recuperate from conceding an early objective to beat Slovakia 2-1.
Oct 2017
A 1-Zero win over Slovenia at Wembley confirms qualification in entrance of a disappointing crowd at Wembley.

England World Cup Group

England are the ultimate workforce in Group G. The opposite three sides are Eden Hazard and Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

England World Cup Friendlies

England’s first 2018 warm-up match was towards the Netherlands on the 23rd of March, after which Italy adopted 4 days later. Two extra friendlies adopted on the 2nd and seventh of June towards Nigeria, and Costa Rica. They gained three and drew one.

  • 23rd March – Netherlands (gained 1-Zero)
  • 27th March – Italy (drew 1-1)
  • 2nd June – Nigeria (gained 2-1)
  • seventh June – Costa Rica (gained 2-Zero)

England World Cup Fixtures

England open their marketing campaign towards Tunisia on the 18th of June. Panama observe six days later, after which the possibly large conflict towards Belgium is on the 28th.

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The Coach 

Gareth Southgate, age 47 (03.09.70)
Caretaker from September 2016, he was handed a four-year deal that November. Beforehand the under-21s’ supervisor, he performed within the 1998 World Cup finals, the place England misplaced within the spherical of 16, and missed a vital penalty in England’s Euro 96 semi-final penalty shoot-out defeat to Germany.

Strain: Southgate has received England entering into the appropriate path, however he shall be beneath strain in Russia (Getty Photos)

The Gamers 
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane rescued the facet on quite a lot of events with essential objectives and was appointed captain in October 2017.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli makes intelligent runs from midfield. Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson was Southgate’s most popular option to anchor the midfield, with Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier. Manchester Metropolis’s Kyle Walker is a vibrant attacking right-back. Manchester United ahead Marcus Rashford was deployed as a large attacker or from the bench.
All-time main scorer Wayne Rooney introduced his retirement from worldwide soccer in August 2017. Liverpool pair Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge missed a lot of the qualifying marketing campaign by damage.
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks made his debut within the ultimate qualifier towards Lithuania. Centre-backs Harry Maguire and Michael Keane, and right-back Kieran Trippier additionally featured throughout qualifying.

England World Cup Squad

Ultimate World Cup Squad – 

GOALKEEPERS: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).

DEFENDERS: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester Metropolis), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester Metropolis), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester Metropolis), Ashley Younger (Manchester United).

MIDFIELDERS: Dele Alli, Eric Dier (each Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).

FORWARDS: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester Metropolis), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

England World Cup Accidents

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out with a knee damage picked up towards Roma in the course of the Champions League.

Striker: Kane will lead the road in Russia, and has to take his probabilities once they come (Getty Photos)

The Unanswered Questions

Who will rating the objectives if Harry Kane is injured?
Kane was prime scorer within the qualifiers, whereas Jamie Vardy has struggled to repeat his Leicester type of two years in the past, and all-time prime scorer Wayne Rooney is not accessible.

Out: Joe Hart’s omission from the squad has precipitated some controversy (Getty Photos)


Will Southgate go for a again three?
The supervisor has inspired all England groups, from under-17s upwards, to play Four-2-Three-1 however has lately experimented with a Three-Four-Three.

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