World Cup 2018: Groups A and B get set for finales – live!


And before we turn our sights on the four Day 12 clashes, some final thoughts on that England performance last night, with two nice late night offerings you may have missed.

Here’s Barney Ronay on how the joyful, smiling Jesse Lingard is an exemplar for a generally more relaxed England:

Related: Jesse Lingard laughs off Panama bruisers to help England find their joy | Barney Ronay

Related: Should England take it easy against Belgium? World Cup permutations explained

Ach. And some sad news just across my desk for those of you following this blog from Australia – with the passing of the trailblazing football journalist, Andrew Dettre, a colossus of the fledgling sport for over half a century. Rest in peace, Andrew.

Throwback to an excellent piece on Australian football journalism giant Andrew Dettre, who sadly died this morning

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Written by Richard Parkin
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