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Day Eight and apparently the sun is still shining outside, but such was the irritating glare on the World Cup telly the curtains had be to drawn ha(...)

Wayne Rooney may have scored his first World Cup goal for England but found himself firmly in the shade of Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

England 1 Uruguay 2 In the days before the game there was no disagreement: Luis Suarez wouldn’t last. How could he? Uruguay’s decision not to r(...)

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his  second goal against England   at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Francois Xavier Marit /  Reuters

Uruguay 2 England 1It’s more than half a century since England, having made it to a World Cup, went home after just three matches but Roy Hodgson and (...)

Luis Suarez in relaxed mood during Uruguay’s final practice session before tonight’s match against England in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Ddamir Sogolj/Reuters

You wonder if the task is quite tough enough for Uruguayan tastes; medium or well done. It is also hard to measure whether their pedigree for beating (...)

Roy Hodgson belives he will get a big performance from striker Wayne Rooney in today’s must-win World Cup Group D clash with Uruguay  in Sao Paulo: Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Both managers suggested they will take punts on their star strikers this evening at the Arena Corinthians where England and Uruguay will both be fight(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson at a press conference at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreiro / EPA

Roy Hodgson confirmed on Wednesday he will have everyone bar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to choose when he selects his team for the critically important G(...)

Wayne Rooney talks to England manager Roy Hodgson  during a training session at the Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney has hit out at claims he trained with England’s back-up players during training on Monday, insisting he was just putting in extra work ah(...)

 Uruguay  striker Luis Suarez talks on the phone at his team’s hotel in Sete Lagoas, near Belo Horizonte, on Monday. The Liverpool player says he is fully fit for Thursday’s game against England. Photograph:   Lavandeira Jr/EPA

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez says he is completely fit and ready to expose England’s “defensive deficiencies” in Sao Paulo on Thursday.Suarez sat out U(...)

Italy’s Mario Balotelli celebrates after heading the ball past England goalkeeper Joe Hart to score the decisive goal in the Azzurri’s 2-1 victory  at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

On Friday night hundreds of England fans crushed into Bar do Armando on Rua 10 de Julho in Manaus and drank their heads off. Long after the sun had(...)

Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the  second goal against England. Photograph:Christopher Lee/Getty Images

This World Cup is a bit good. To the point where you can’t even resist sharing the company of the Ivory Coast and Japan at 2am and beyond, Tony O’Dono(...)

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