Articles by Thomas Allnutt
Jul 04, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: England had belief, resilience to get over the line against Colombia, says manager Gareth SouthgateEngland manager Gareth Southgate said his team got the reward they deserved after edging Colombia 4-3 in a gut-wrenching World Cup penalty shootout to set up a quarter-final clash against Sweden.
Jul 03, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden edge past Switzerland to enter quarter-finals for first time in 24 yearsSweden reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years after Emil Forsberg's deflected shot earned a scrappy 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday.
Jun 29, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic likens teammate Luka Modric to Spanish legend Andres IniestaCroatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has compared international teammate Luka Modric with club teammate Andres Iniesta, saying that the two players are a class apart.
Jun 27, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Why Maradona drama can become a problem for Argentina further in tournamentBroadcasters are expected to treat Maradona with more sensitivity during Saturday's quarter-final against France. Accompanying every meaningful action with a shot of the 57-year-old perhaps made for compelling viewing, but his health cannot be taken lightly.
Jun 26, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford says momentum more important than draw against BelgiumGermany or Brazil may be the quarter-final opponents for the team that tops the group, with Belgium coach Roberto Martinez suggesting he could rotate all 10 of his outfield players against England.
Jun 25, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Dele Alli returns to training after recovering from thigh strain ahead of England's tie against BelgiumAlli's availability would be a boost and his participation at England's base in Repino suggests the midfielder is close to recovering from a thigh strain he picked up in the side's opening win against Tunisia.
Jun 22, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil strike late to edge past Costa Rica and inch closer towards Round of 16The Central Americans looked likely to hold on for a hard-earned draw, particularly after Neymar had a penalty award chalked off by referee Bjorn Kuipers after he consulted the Video Assistant Referee.
Jun 21, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate has same qualities as Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, says Steve HollandEngland play Panama on Sunday, looking to build on an encouraging, albeit last-gasp, opening win over Tunisia, but with morale high after Harry Kane's double in Volgograd.
Jun 20, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: England are not over reliant on captain Harry Kane, insists Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford on Tuesday dismissed the idea that England are overly reliant on captain Harry Kane at the World Cup.
Jun 19, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: England midfielder Dele Alli being monitored after suffering thigh injury against TunisiaEngland midfielder Dele Alli picked up a thigh injury during the match against Tunisia. The Tottenham star has six days to recover before England face Panama.