Thompson: 'England need to stick with Henderson ahead of Dier'

Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah Vardy posts Instagram of England WAGs

Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah Vardy posts Instagram of England WAGs

Sterling did produce an encouraging display in the quarter-final win over Sweden and was a constant threat throughout the 2-0 success in Samara.

Gazza was of course one of the star players the last time England played in an World Cup semi-final back in 1990.

England fans have been superb since day one and they're going to have to be louder than ever for the Croatia game.

No? Well one of the original names for Southgate station was touted to be Chase Side - and Gareth Southgate manages a SIDE that's CHASING the World Cup.

"I think we can beat Croatia, get in the final and anything can happen".

Sportsbooks list England at +130 on the money line, meaning a $100 bet to win would return $130.

The pair will battle again on Wednesday, and Alli has told The Guardian that he hopes to embarrass Modric again with another nutmeg on the worldwide stage this time - but his focus will be on attempting to help England reach the World Cup final.

Credit Deschamps for organizing his team well and fostering a positive spirit in the camp, but France will play Belgium on Tuesday in a semifinal clash of titans, and we fear Les Blues' youth and inexperience might cost them dearly.

Croatia have singled out Raheem Sterling as the chief threat posed by England ahead of the World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday.


The Atletico Madrid defender was substituted off in the seventh minute of extra time in Croatia's shootout win over hosts Russian Federation on Saturday, and Marca (h/t The Sun's Richard Forrester) reported he won't recover in time for their tussle with the Three Lions.

I always say a prayer, the same prayer, before the game.

"As a player and as a professional I know that I have a job, on and off the pitch, to inspire people and inspire kids watching this tournament".

"You want to test yourself as much as you can, playing against the best teams and the best players".

When England finish a game I guarantee you that the opponents will be saying 'Wow, he was hard to play against'.

"So to be here, to be a part of it, leading this team out, I'm so proud".

"Up until that corner, I felt that we had everything under control", Sweden coach Janne Andersson said.

Meanwhile, Dele Alli, who scored England's second goal, said it was a great team performance.

Recommended News

  • Theresa May to meet new cabinet after Boris Johnson's Brexit resignation

    Theresa May to meet new cabinet after Boris Johnson's Brexit resignation

    Under Conservative Party rules, a leadership race could be triggered if at least 48 of her MPs declared their support for one. But she wakes up this morning facing the toughest challenge of her time in Downing Street to date.
    Kavanaugh for the Court

    Kavanaugh for the Court

    If approved, Kavanaugh would fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy , who announced his retirement last month. Senate Republicans, who hold a one-seat majority, will rush to confirm the nominee before midterm elections this fall.
    Chris Froome Crashes 5 Km From Finish In Tour De France Opener

    Chris Froome Crashes 5 Km From Finish In Tour De France Opener

    Froome was left 55 seconds behind in the overall standings with another week of nervy rolling stages before hitting the Alps. Among Froome's main rivals, France's Romain Bardet lost 1:15 today and now trails the Briton by 20 seconds.
  • More Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave

    More Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave

    The group was found nine days later in a cramped chamber 2.5 miles inside the cave system by two British volunteer rescue divers . Meanwhile, a letter of apology from the coach of the football team was delivered to the boys' parents via the cave divers.
    'Orange Is The New Black' Season 6 Takes It To The Max

    'Orange Is The New Black' Season 6 Takes It To The Max

    The trailer also confirms that Daya ( Dascha Polanco ), who left Season 5 early, is in maximum security for starting the riot. The trailer for the sixth season of Orange Is the New Black has arrived, putting the show's stars behind new bars.
    Teen Arrested in Iran Over Instagram Dancing Videos

    Teen Arrested in Iran Over Instagram Dancing Videos

    After reports emerged on the arrest of Hojabri, state TV broadcast a video in which she acknowledged breaking moral norms. Similarly, in August a year ago , six people were arrested for taking Zumba classes at a public square in Tehran.
  • Mitch McConnell chased from Kentucky restaurant

    Mitch McConnell chased from Kentucky restaurant

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the latest Republican to learn going to a restaurant in this political climate is dicey. Later in the day, McConnell was leaving dinner at Bristol Bar & Grille in Louisville when protesters stormed his vehicle .
    Johnny Depp Sued By Crew Member For Allegedly Punching Him

    Johnny Depp Sued By Crew Member For Allegedly Punching Him

    The lawsuit also claims that the crewmember was sacked when he refused to sign papers saying he wouldn't sue over the incident. Depp's bodyguards apparently had to intervene to keep their boss away from Brooks.
    Northeast BC unemployment rate dropped almost  one percent in June

    Northeast BC unemployment rate dropped almost one percent in June

    Higher imports in May of aircraft, other transportation equipment and energy products fuelled most of the increase. The local labour force increased by 1,800, while the number of people collecting unemployment benefits grew by 600.
  • LiAngelo Ball joining JBA League this week

    LiAngelo Ball joining JBA League this week

    I'm trying to play ball, and I'm trying to play ball, and I am trying to get better every day". Of his move to the JBA, LiAngelo says, "I just want to win for the team.
    Trump picks conservative judge Kavanaugh for U.S

    Trump picks conservative judge Kavanaugh for U.S

    Kavanaugh dissented from his court's 2011 conclusion that Obamacare, a law detested by conservatives, did not violate the U.S. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia will be prime targets.
    SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Teases 'EXCEPTIONAL' Court Pick

    SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Teases 'EXCEPTIONAL' Court Pick

    She is a well-known conservative whose past comments on abortion drew attention at her Senate confirmation hearing. Departing his New Jersey golf club on Sunday afternoon, Trump told reporters he was still making up his mind.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.