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
The wait for the 2018 Fifa World Cup is very nearly over with only a couple of weeks to go until the tournament begins. England were put in Group E during last December's draw in Moscow and will pit their wits against Belgium, Tunisia and Panama for a place in the knockout stages. You can find details about each team, the World Cup group they will be in and our prediction on who makes it through here. Group A - Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay RUSSIA When the Russians launched their bid to host the World Cup for the first time, they were on a high after reaching the semi-finals at the 2008 European Championship. Times have changed. Russia go into the draw as the lowest-ranked of the 32 teams, having failed to advance past the group stage of any tournament since 2008. Ambitious talk of reaching the quarter-finals or even semi-finals has faded. There are off-field problems too, with reports of disputes between players and the coach. Hooligan rampages at Euro 2016 … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018 groups: Our predictions and latest analysis
On the last day of the Premier League season, Danny Rose and John Stones will be given one final chance to prove their fitness before Gareth Southgate names his World Cup squad. With the campaign ending on Sunday, the England manager will watch Tottenham Hotspur face Leicester City at Wembley. His assistant, Steve Holland, will attend Southampton’s home match against Manchester City. Southgate intends to select Rose and Stones for Russia, if they are fit, as well as Adam Lallana. It is hoped the midfielder might feature in Liverpool’s match at home to Brighton having trained all week. Southgate will submit a provisional 35-man squad to Fifa on Monday – which will not be made public – before revealing his 23-strong squad on Wednesday. He is expected to name five standby players and they are due to include Liverpool right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold, 19. There is relief that Kieran Trippier of Tottenham does not appear to have a serious thigh injury after going … [Read more...] about World Cup D-Day: Last-chance fight for players to win their places in England’s final 23-man squad for Russia 2018
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