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The Belgium squad after their third-place play-off win over England. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Belgium 2 England 0 England’s remarkable World Cup adventure reached a meek conclusion as Belgium beat Gareth Southgate’s men in the third-place play(...)

Harry Kane leads England’s celebrations after their win over Sweden. Photograph: Getty Images

England are in the World Cup semi-finals and the question remains: how did they get there? Gareth Southgate’s men have undoubtedly benefited from good(...)

 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(...)

 England’s Dele Alli  scores his side’s second goal during  the 2-0 victory over Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final in Samara. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

England 2 Sweden 0 The increasingly excited/anxious debate about this England side’s progress through the World Cup can be broadly summed up in a co(...)

England’s Harry Maguire scores from a corner in the first half. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

England 2 Sweden 0 Whether football is coming “home” might remain a little less certain than the fans like to suggest in song but as Gareth Southgat(...)

Jesse Lingard trains ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final clash with Sweden. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

THE MATCHES QUARTER-FINALS Sweden v England, (3.0, Samara, RTÉ2/BBC) Betting: Sweden 19-5, England 19-20, Draw 8-5 Russia v Croatia (7.0, Sochi, RTÉ2(...)

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 fans in Nizhny Novgorod celebrate after their match against Panama. Photograph: PA

It’s coming home. Three simple words but yet so much more. Twenty-two years after it was first written, the refrain to three lions is once again being(...)

 England’s  Fabian Delph controls the ball during the  World Cup Group G  match against  Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Harry Kane praised his team-mates for the professional manner in which they dealt with Panama as they cruised to a 6-1 victory to qualify for the last(...)

England’s Jesse Lingard scores their third goal in the World Cup Group G game against  Panama  at the  Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

England 6 Panama 1 Perhaps we should start with a note of caution. The opposition will not always be this obliging and nobody, surely, can expect Har(...)

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