Southgate says country has ‘been through difficult moments in terms of unity’
The England coach Gareth Southgate has admitted the country has “been through some difficult moments recently in terms of unity”, but he assured fans that the entire World Cup squad was fit and well ahead of tomorrow’s crucial semi-final against Croatia.
Getty Images apologises over World Cup photo gallery of ‘the sexiest fans’
The agency’s chief executive, Dawn Airey, told Channel 4 News that the piece was “not appropriate or in any way consistent with our company values or beliefs”.
England fans welcomed by locals in Volgograd ahead of kick-off
Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson reports from Volgograd, Russia.
A portrait of Volgograd: the historic Russian city where England will meet Tunisia for the World Cup
England’s World Cup campaign will kick off on Monday in the southern Russian city of Volgograd – formerly known as Stalingrad. Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson is there.
World Cup kicks off with LGBT rights activist’s arrest and jailed opposition leader’s release
A massive game of political football kicked off today. The Russian World Cup has been criticised for being a showpiece for the Putin Presidency. And as if to illustrate that perfectly, his main opponent was released from jail just hours before the Russian national team convincingly won the first game of the month-long tournament. Our…
World Cup: convicted Russian football hooligan on likelihood of violence
With less than 24 hours to go before the first game, and five days before England’s match with Tunisia, the Home Office has said it has blocked more than 1,200 people with a history of football violence from going to Russia. But what sort of welcome can the fans who are going to support…