Jose Pekerman

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 A news conference  at  Spartak Stadium in Moscow. World Cup press conferences are a daily piece of amateur theatre where the questions are often repetitive, the players are generally bored, and the managers find 50 ways to say nothing. Photograph: James Hill/The New York Times

No one expects scintillating Socratic dialogue or even normal reportorial discourse at a World Cup press conference. But even by the tournament’s rela(...)

England are too reliant on Harry Kane and the other attacking players need to up their game against Sweden. Photograph: PA Wire

Well, that was fun. After two hours of vivid, gruelling knockout football at the Spartak Stadium, England’s penalty shootout defeat of Colombia felt a(...)

England players celebrate after beating Colombia in a penalty shootout in their 2018 World Cup last 16 clash at the Spartak Stadium. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Gareth Southgate praised his young team for creating “their own history” after England triumphed in a penalty shootout for the first time at the World(...)

Yerry Mina of Colombia scores his team’s goal during the World Cup Group H match against Senegal at Samara Arena. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Senegal 0 Colombia 1 It was the moment that Colombia had prayed for and, when it came, the release of emotion was overwhelming. South America’s secon(...)

England players during a training session at the Spartak Zelenogorsk Stadium ahead of their Group G encounter with Belgium. Photo: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

THE MATCHES GROUP H Japan v Poland (Volgograd, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/BBC). Betting: Japan 6-4, Poland 15-8, Draw 21-10 Senegal v Colombia (Samara, 3.0pm, RTÉ2(...)

 Radamel Falcao of Colombia celebrates with teammate James Rodriguez after scoring at Kazan Arena. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Poland 0 Colombia 3 James Rodriguez was the Colombian to make an enduring impression the last World Cup, Juan Quintero suggested he might yet etch hi(...)

Colombia’s James Rodriguez is expected to start at the Kazan Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

Quarter-finalists four years ago when James Rodriguez scored six times and won the Golden Boot, Colombia and their 26 year-old star would most likely (...)

 Yuya Osako  celebrates scoring Japan’s second  goal with his team-mates   during  the  Group H match  at Mordovia Arena  in Saransk. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Colombia 1 Japan 2 It is difficult to imagine a team making a more calamitous start to a game in this World Cup finals than Colombia did here and, un(...)

Radamel Falcao’s family have confirmed his move to Chelsea. Photograph: Afp

Radamel Falcao has completed the formalities of his move to Chelsea and will link up with his new club on their pre-season tour of North America, acco(...)

Argentina beat Colombia 5-4 on penalties to reach the Copa America semi-finals. Photograph: Afp

Argentina 0 Colombia 0 (Argentina win 5-4 on penalties) Substitute Carlos Tevez scored the decisive spot kick as Argentina earned a penalty shootout v(...)

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