Kyle Edmund wants the All England Club to avoid a fixture clash between his next Wimbledon match and the Three Lions. The British No.1 will play Novak Djokovic in the third round on Saturday while England's World Cup quarter-final kicks off at 3pm. And Edmund said: “I don’t know when it will be and it will be interesting to find out with the football also going on. Hopefully get to watch the match. I'm sure they'll factor that in. Hopefully it will be a success for both of us, England and myself.” Andy Murray traditionally played in tea-time slot on BBC on the middle Saturday. Read More Wimbledon 2018 Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic claimed Edmund will be carrying the pressure of home favouritism “on his back” in their Wimbledon showdown on Saturday. With no Andy Murray and Jo Konta and Katie Boulter crashing out yesterday, the Yorkshireman is the last Brit standing for the fourth consecutive Grand Slam. He reached the third round for the first time here with … [Read more...] about Edmund asks Wimbledon bosses to avoid England World Cup fixture clash
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England will look to end 52 years of hurt this summer by lifting the World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate’s side navigated their way through qualification without defeat and will look to win through Group G as they take on Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. The Three Lions have failed to produce results in major tournaments in the recent past and it is now 12 years since they last won a knockout game at a major tournament. Southgate takes a young, exciting group to Russia but expectations, at the minute, remain fairly grounded. Here is all you need to know about England’s group stage games. England vs Tunisia England open their campaign against Tunisia, who managed to fend off the spirited challenge of DR Congo in their African World Cup qualifying group. The Three Lions will head into the game as huge favourites and it should give them the chance to make a positive start to their campaign. It is 20 years since the nations last met, as goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes … [Read more...] about England World Cup fixtures 2018: When do they play, what TV channel is it on?
ENGLAND players have been reacting to their World Cup call-ups with Kyle Walker revealing he missed Gareth Southgate's call just minutes before the squad was announced. Earlier this afternoon the lucky 23 names heading to Russia for the Three Lions this summer were revealed. And Walker, who has had a stellar season with Premier League champs Manchester City, uploaded a screenshot of a missed call from Southgate telling him the good news. He captioned the photo on Twitter: "The one call you don’t want to miss!!" Also named in Southgate's Russia-bound squad is Manchester United's versatile player Ashley Young, his first World Cup at the age of 34, and surely his last opportunity. He described how "dreams can come true" when he uploaded a photo of him as a young boy wearing an England shirt. He added: "Maybe this picture said I was gonna live my dream and go to a World Cup." And his club-mate Marcus Rashford posted an emotional message on Twitter. Combining a photo of him scoring … [Read more...] about England World Cup squad: Players’ brilliant reactions as Kyle Walker reveals he missed Gareth Southgate’s call as Ashley Young says that ‘dreams do come true’
It seems the days of the official England World Cup song are well and truly over. While World Cup and Euro anthems were a fixture in England between the 1990s and late 2000s, in recent years the FA has decided against releasing an official song. This summer will be no different to recent years, as the FA has confirmed there will be no single hitting the airwaves to cheer on the Three Lions in Russia. An FA spokesman said: “There is no official World Cup song planned.” A brief history of recent England football anthems - and why they might not be a good idea In 2002, Newcastle’s own Ant and Dec released ‘We’re on the Ball’ as England’s official song for the World Cup in Japan and Korea. England’s goalie David Seaman was absolutely not on the ball when Ronaldinho’s free kick sailed over his head and into the back of the net, as Brazil knocked England out in the quarter finals. The last official England World Cup song was released … [Read more...] about There’s no England World Cup song this year
A 16-year-old boy from Peterborough has been issued a football banning order after he ran onto the pitch at an England World Cup qualifying match in Malta last year. On Friday, September 1, during the second-half of the match, the youth was seen to climb over the security fencing around the stadium and run onto the pitch, evading two security guards. He then continued to run across the pitch, stopping to speak with two England players before one of them directed him off the pitch. The teenager was eventually detained by security staff before being arrested by local police and remanded in custody to appear in court the following day, charged with trespassing beyond a fence or barrier surrounding the pitch and entering the field of play. He was given a one-year conditional discharge and a one-year ban from all sport grounds in Malta, and a fine of €200. Following his return from Malta, it was established there was a pre-meditated plan to carry out the pitch invasion after he took … [Read more...] about Peterborough teenager issued football banning order for running onto the pitch during England World Cup qualifier