Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Wenger Tips France, Brazil, England To Win World Cup

Wenger Tips France, Brazil, England To Win World Cup

After scores were level at 1-1 after extra time at Spartak Stadium in Moscow - it was England who cemented their spot in the World Cup quarter-finals after winning 4-3 on penalties.

The first: that Germany always reach the latter stages of worldwide tournaments.

Harry Kane's 57th minute penalty - his sixth goal of the tournament - then looked set to earn England victory only for Colombia's Yerry Mina to head home a dramatic equaliser deep into stoppage time.

England were staring a premature World Cup exit in the face after Jordan Henderson missed England's third penalty but Mateus Uribe hit the bar to give Gareth Southgate's men a reprieve.

A pub where a mass brawl broke out during yesterday's England match has announced it will not be showing any more World Cup games.

Their last meeting at a major tournament was Euro 2012, where the Three Lions won a gripping encounter 3-2 thanks to goals from Andy Carroll, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck. The FA hired Pippa Grange, a psychologist who has been tasked with improving the team's "psychological resilience", and they are one of the very few football organisations - be it national teams or domestic clubs - who are alive to the opportunities that analytics offers in the sport.

"A substitution like that can say to the players that we're going to hang onto what we've got, and I think that can create a little bit of negativity".

Spain pay penalty for not finishing off hosts Russian Federation
Now they will be thinking anything is possible as they capitalize on a wide-open draw and fervent support from their home fans. For all its possession and territory, the former world champion was far from convincing against a disciplined Russian side.

However, if England are to progress further, they will need to add more dimensions to their attack, specifically from open play. England are second-favorite to win the tournament.

This World Cup is now without Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo; the two players who have dominated world football for over a decade now.

Overturning long-held preconceptions about football's two main land masses, this year's quarter-finals pitch thrilling and adventurous European teams against pragmatic, stubborn and defensively-minded South American opponents.

The spokesman said any bank holiday would have to come soon after the match and would cover the whole of the United Kingdom, and not just England.

But the outspoken Argentinian claims that the USA referee Mark Geiger was biased towards England and said skipper Harry Kane dived for a penalty which earned his side a 1-0 lead in the match.

Meanwhile Croatia and Russian Federation, who face each other in the last quarter final at 2 p.m. ET in Sochi on Saturday, are 6/1 and 18/1 respectively.

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