Sport by Press Association 09/07/2018, 8:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter England face Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, the first time since 1990 that the Three Lions have made it so far. Here, Press Association Sport looks at where all of those involved in 1990 are now and what they are doing. Bobby Robson Robson was the first man since Sir Alf Ramsey to take England so far in a World Cup and went on to enjoy a varied managerial career at PSV, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and Newcastle. He died in 2009 after a fight with lung cancer. Peter Shilton England’s first-choice goalkeeper in Italy played on until 1997 and now runs a consultancy business with his wife. He competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 and works on the after-dinner speaking circuit. Chris Woods Woods enjoyed a five-year spell at Sheffield Wednesday and moved into coaching following his retirement in 1998. He worked … [Read more...] about England’s 1990 World Cup squad – where are they now?
Italy 1998 world cup squad
In this edition of The Stan Collymore show, Stan meets with the former French international Frank Leboeuf, who recalled his experience of playing in England’s Premier League and winning the 1998 World Cup on home soil. Leboeuf said the mass celebrations following France's historic 3-0 final win over holders Brazil lasted for weeks, and joked that the French players were even forced into hiding from fans celebrating the country's first World Cup. But the former center-back admits the fact the players were sheltered from fan celebrations was "a good thing" because it helped 'Les Bleus' keep their minds on the competition. "When we were in the competition – between the semis and the final – we saw the people down the streets, but we didn't realize (because) it as it was on TV and everything," Leboeuf, who played his club football for Premier League side Chelsea at the time of France 98, recalls. "The day after we won [the World Cup] we went to Champs-Élysées … [Read more...] about ‘Every day somebody says thank you for the World Cup’: Frank Leboeuf recalls France 98 glory
The 2018 World Cup is now only weeks away. The 32 countries have until the May 14 deadline to name their provisional squads for Russia with managers all over the globe currently scratching their heads as they bid to whittle down their long list of possibles and probables in time for the final June 4 cut off, just 10 days before the opener in Moscow. However, many teams - England included, - have already pledged to name their lucky few earlier with Gareth Southgate set to pick his 23 before the final pre-tournament friendlies with Nigeria and Costa Rica. Here's everything we know so far as we prepare for this summer's fun and games: Group A Russia Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov Star player: Fyodor Smolov World Cup best: First round 1994, 2002, 2014 (Soviet Union finished fourth in 1966) How they got here: Russia qualified automatically as hosts and will be desperate to improve their poor recent record at major tournaments. They have not won a match since Euro 2012 and, … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
Adam Lallana is a major doubt for the World Cup after leaving Selhurst Park on crutches with a serious hamstring strain. The England star was subbed off after only six minutes of his appearance as a second-half substitute. He will undergo a scan in the next 24 hours but he is unlikely to play for his club again this season while Gareth Southgate is expected to name his 23-man squad shortly after the end of the Premier League season on May 13. Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was out with a hamstring problem for two months at the start of the season. Former Southampton man Lallana has missed most of the season with a thigh injury but came on in the 64th minute at Selhurst Park. But with the Reds chasing the win, the 29-year-old midfielder stretched for a ball and seemed to pull his muscle - being replaced by Dejan Lovren in the 69th minute. The club confirmed he suffered a suspected muscular injury. Jurgen Klopp said: “It’s absolutely bad. We don’t know exactly … [Read more...] about Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana doubt for World Cup as he waits on scan
0 Have your say ENGLAND’S players already have an inkling about their prospects of making the World Cup cut, according to manager Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions kick off their group in Russia with a clash against Tunisia on June 18.Southgate has to finalise his 23-man squad a fortnight before that Volgograd clash, meaning in theory those hoping to make the cut have one last chance to impress in the Wembley friendly against Nigeria on the first Saturday of June.The reality, however, is that Southgate –who has to submit a provisional 35-man party to FIFA by May 14 – wants the make-up of his squad sorted long before that final deadline.“I would like to (name the squad before the Nigeria friendly) because you end up being able to run a performance camp rather than a selection camp,” he said.“There is a difference in the feel for everyone. If you name 28, they aren’t sure. But if you name 23 and five on standby – which Sven … [Read more...] about Southgate will name World Cup squad early to give players clarity