England thrive in W Cup 'bubble'

Ross Houston
July 12, 2018

Bognor Regis Town manager Jack Pearce enjoyed his experience in England's World Cup quarter-final win.

"I said to my family afterwards that it was weird because I didn't feel nervous or anything like that".

Federation Internationale de Football Association had invited the boys to Sunday's World Cup final although the world organising body said that due to medical reasons the boys would not be in a position to travel to the game, although they would invite them to an event in the future. In the first half I wasn't as sharp or as good on the ball as I should have been, but you do have those games and thankfully the team played so well.

France lost the Euro 2016 final to Portugal.


Mbappe sat out training at Krestovsky Stadium on Monday but France boss Didier Deschamps said he expects his whole squad to be fit to face Belgium.

The result of the biggest bet taken in this World Cup could be determined as soon as Thursday.

But I figured in four years' time we'd be back.

A solitary headed goal from Samuel Umtiti on 51 minutes settled the tie, to set up a final clash with either Croatia or England, who clash on Wednesday night.


Raheem Sterling and Alli were seen braving the unpleasant conditions and let's just say, they didn't look entirely comfortable. We then had a couple of opportunities, with Sterling, which he unfortunately didn't do as well as one would hope, which meant that they were still in the game.

"I think it is important to want to achieve a lot more".

"So we were at home and I went to get changed and I thought, 'Hmm, shall I wear those socks?' We still needed the win, but I thought, 'No, it's ridiculous'".

England's matches so far in Russian Federation have attracted huge television audiences at home and wild celebrations, with affable coach Gareth Southgate and his vibrant young squad capturing the hearts of a nation. He plays for a great team. As President Emmanuel Macron sprang in the air to celebrate his nation's victory, the Belgian royals King Philippe and Queen Mathilde appeared glum in their seats beside him (pictured, centre).


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