Group ARussia - Opponents of Russia's national side might face two identical players: the “terrible” identical twins Aleksei and Anton Miranchuk who have been playing together in the national squad since autumn 2017. The family traces its origins back to the Cossacks, independent horsemen forces who guarded Tsarist Russia's borders and started off from the local club of their hometown, Slavyansk-on-Kuban, close to the Crimea peninsula, before joining Spartak Moscow. Russia started their preparations for their first World Cup on home soil - with a training camp in Austria's Stubai Valley. The location of the training camp is becoming well known in international football circles - France stayed there before their own European Championship two years ago. And if Russia are looking for a lucky omen ahead of the tournament, Spain stayed in the Stubai Valley before Euro 2008, which they won. … [Read more...] about Did you know this about the World Cup’s 32 teams?
England announce world cup squad
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Jack Wilshere has expressed frustration at his World Cup omission and declared that he should be in Gareth Southgate's England squad. The Arsenal midfielder failed to make the 23-man party when Southgate announced his squad for Russia on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Arsenal’s Wilshere frustrated at England World Cup snub
Suffolk County Council got in with the spirit of today’s game by making a small addition to their offices in Ipswich. Endeavour House got a minor makeover today when an England flag was created along the back windows of the county council offices. … [Read more...] about Suffolk County Council create huge England flag at Endeavour House ahead of World Cup semi-final
"My mind still wants to do everything and it still can but I don't think my body can anymore," said the 31-year-old Carney, who at times had tears in her eyes. "I think you've seen the level and the growth of the game, how fantastic it's become and that's a credit to everyone. … [Read more...] about Watch Live: England vs Sweden Third Place Play-Off