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(...)

England’s John Stones scoring their first goal against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph:  Reuters/Ivan Alvarado

The build-up to England’s showdown with Panama in Nizhny Novgorod had been dominated by a row over the publication of a long-lens photo of England’s a(...)

Spain manager Fernando Hierro talks with his squad at a training session in Kazan ahead of Wednesday’s game against Iran in Group B. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

THE MATCHES GROUP B Portugal v Morocco (Moscow, 1pm, RTÉ/BBC) Betting: Portugal 8-13, Morocco 5-1, Draw 13-5 GROUP A Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Rostov(...)

England captain Harry Kane  heads home his  his second goal in the World Cup Group G game against Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena. Photograph:  Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Tunisia 1 England 2 Nothing banishes doubts like the exhilaration of an injury-time winner, but of all the teams to win matches late in this World Cu(...)

England’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side’s second goal in their pre-World Cup friendly against Nigeria. Photo: Tom Goode/Getty Images

England 2 Nigeria 1 Harry Kane continued his scoring streak as England captain but Gareth Southgate’s side made heavy work of beating Nigeria in thei(...)

Harry Kane will captain England at the World Cup. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

England (18-1, oddshecker) Who are they? England are usually swept to the World Cup on a jingoistic tidal wave of optimism, but this year it’s diffe(...)

England manager Gareth Southgate: “This group, we know they lack big-match experience, but we think this is the best group available.” Photograph:   Getty Images

England’s youthful World Cup squad is not the result of a policy to pick young players but simply a question of choosing the best talent in the best f(...)

Harry Kane scores Tottenham’s winner against Leicester. Photograph: Henry Browne/Getty

Tottenham Hotspur 5 Leicester City 4 The Tottenham Hotspur support chanted that they were going home and there is certainly excitement among their nu(...)

West Bromwich Albion’s Jake Livermore celebrates his late winner at The Hawthorns. Photograph: PA

West Brom 1 Tottenham 0 West Brom kept their slim survival hopes alive after Jake Livemore’s dramatic injury time goal earned a 1-0 win against Totte(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane scores his side’s second goal during their Premier League win over Watford. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Watford 0 If this is the stage of the season when the result is all that matters, then Tottenham will reflect on this victory wit(...)

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