News Worms
News Worms

England's World Cup odds cut after draw

England's World Cup odds cut after draw

"It was a brilliant occasion so to be leading the country out into that same occasion, the first game of the World Cup, I am hugely proud".

England also face Panama in a potential banana skin, with Tunisia completing Group G. The last two tournaments - Costa Rica went through in a group with us and then Iceland knocked us out.

"There's a little bit of travelling (after the first game) and maybe gives us the opportunity for injuries if we get them to clear up".

The most hotly anticipated match in Group H will be England against Belgium, a game likely to feature a large number of Premier League players, from Kevin De Bruyne to Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, and they are coached by Roberto Martínez.

With Belgium able to call upon Premier League stars such as Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United, they are now ranked fifth in the world, 10 places higher than England.

England have not won a major worldwide football tournament since the late Bobby Moore lifted the 1966 World Cup on home soil.

Walker said: "It feels like club football now".

Despite being handed a relatively kind draw, Southgate says his men must do the background work to ensure they are prepared to deliver the goods when they come up against Tunisia and Panama.

I spent 21 years in the British game. Volgograd is 1,000 miles away, two and a half hours by plane, while the flights to Nizhny and Kaliningrad will both be under two hours. We know it's probably the best side Belgium has ever had, and we know the quality they have.

England were eliminated at the first knockout stage at Euro 2016, Euro 2012 and the 2010 World Cup, failed to progress from the group stage at the 2014 World Cup, and did not reach Euro 2008.

He said: "They are always a contender to do well at tournaments, but they do seem to lack something when it comes to the latter stages".

"Being involved in that game - the colour and the atmosphere around it - was one of the best days of my life", he said. "To play for my country in a World Cup is an incredible honour, to lead my country there as a manager is beyond that".


editors' picks

December 02, 2017
Major League Baseball approves Japan deal, allowing Ohtani bids — APNewsBreak
There will be a supplemental fee of 15 percent of any earned bonuses, salary escalators and exercised options. Due to the league's posting system rules , Ohtani's initial contract won't be as hefty as most would expect.

December 02, 2017
She Saved My Life
I've learned so much from Selena growing up in our friendship". 2017 has been one hell of a year for Selena Gomez . Francia gushed to Billboard Online: "I'm really honoured to do this for her tonight.

December 02, 2017
Starting December with mild weather
Temperatures will also be much cooler! TONIGHT: Rain showers and cloud cover will decrease tonight , with a low of 34 degrees. For those walking to the game, the sky will be partly sunny; afternoon temperatures should be in the 60s.

December 02, 2017
Elon Musk's massive battery is up and running in South Australia
The 129-megawatt-hour battery has garnered significant press for both its size and the nature by which it was acquired. The battery is said to be capable of powering 30,000 homes, said Yuen Low, an analyst at Shore Capital.

December 02, 2017
PUBG on Xbox One to Have Limited FPS at Launch
There are still plenty of things wrong with the game and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is starting to play the price. The game is still in Early Access, which means that it isn't finished yet and its development is ongoing.

December 01, 2017
India has standardised itself for 7-8 pc growth rate: Jaitley
Prominent Indian firms had their best profit growth in last six quarters in July-September, according to Thomson Reuters data. This was a break with five quarters of declining trends in growth, but India remained behind China in economic expansion.

December 01, 2017
Turkey's DenizBank says it did not collaborate with Turkish-Iranian businessman Zarrab
A lawyer for Atilla attacked Zarrab's credibility Tuesday during opening statements, saying the trial is about Zarrab's crimes. Officials there have called it a charade aimed at discrediting Erdogan's government.

December 01, 2017
Oklahoma reports first two flu deaths; virus already worse than past year
The findings appear in Vaccine . "The earlier you get your flu shot, the better you're going to be protected against the flu". It is clear, however, that only one component of the vaccine-the one targeting the Type A H1N1 virus-has been a problem.

December 01, 2017
Israeli Settlers Seek Refuge Following Shooting Incident South of Nablus
An upwards of some 600,000 Israeli settlers reside in occupied Palestinian territory in violation of worldwide law. The Samaria Regional Council said the incident was an attempted lynching in which some 100 Palestinians took part.

December 01, 2017
Nintendo Releases New Super Mario Cereal
Nintendo and Kellogg's just collaborated to create the cereal of your nostalgic dreams (and your kids' very present ones!). Rumored for days and now confirmed, Super Mario Cereal becomes part of this nutritious breakfast in December.