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England’s Raheem Sterling during training ahead of their 2018 World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia in Moscow. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

World Cup semi-final: Croatia v England (Luzhniki Stadium, Wednesday 7pm – live on RTÉ 2 and ITV) Few political leaders can ever have needed the sort(...)

 Gareth Southgate’s England team play Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Pick a moment. There have been so many from which to choose in this unexpectedly joyous World Cup for England. Harry Kane’s stoppage-time winner again(...)

Ashley Young  during an England press conference in Saint Petersburg. “It’ll be a tough game, so we’ve got to be mentally and physically prepared for what they will throw at us.” Photograph:   Hassenstein/Getty Images

England are confident they will beat any lingering effects of fatigue from an increasingly hectic campaign by the time they start their first World Cu(...)

England players celebrate the victory on penalties over Columbia in the last 16 clash. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty.

England’s march to the quarter-finals of the World Cup has seen an outbreak of national Three Lions fever that far exceeds anything since Euro 96, whe(...)

  England’s Jordan Pickford celebrates after Eric Dier scored the winning penalty. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

More than 24 million people in the UK watched Eric Dier score England’s winning penalty against Colombia on Tuesday night, making the World Cup last 1(...)

England’s Jordan Pickford saves a penalty from Carlos Bacca of Colombia during their World Cup quarter-final clash in Moscow. Photo: Alberto Estevez/EPA

England have finally won a penalty shootout at the World Cup. Yes, if you thought the old English Achilles heel of those 12-yard spot kicks would end (...)

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(...)

 England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saves  Carlos Bacca’s  penalty during the  penalty shootout with Colombia in the World Cup Round of 16  match at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

As the clock ticked towards the 90th minute at the Spartak Stadium, thoughts inevitably drifted to what lay ahead for England. Next up would be Sweden(...)

Eric Dier scores the deciding penalty for England, completing the line-up for the World Cup quarter-finals. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

England have made history by winning a World Cup penalty shootout for the first ever time. Eric Dier’s deciding spot-kick has confirmed the line-up f(...)

England manager Gareth Southgate: he had his  own unhappy experience of not playing a minute at one tournament. Photograph: PA

And so on to Moscow. On an underpowered, slightly strange night in Kaliningrad England made it to the last 16 of the World Cup, an event that is worth(...)

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