Paul-Hudson Erwin, 2022. Wembley Stadium pictured under an overcast sky as the quarter-finals loom.
France beat the World Cup champions’ curse on Sunday afternoon as they strolled past Poland and England pulled apart Senegal later that evening. Saturday's matchup asks the question: is the individual brilliance on France’s squad too much for England?
Star players are already making headlines this World Cup.
Kylian Mbappé leads the tournament in goals having scored five already with two coming in France’s last match against Poland.
Phil Foden is in fine form as well for England having recorded two assists in the game against Senegal, the first player to do so for England in a World Cup knockout match since David Beckham in 2002.
This will be the first time ever that England a
The unanimous decision will exclude the country from the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup.
Russia’s anthem and flag will not be permitted at sporting competitions such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar.
Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), stated: “Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial.”
However, athletes can participate under a neutral flag if cleared by anti-doping authorities.
The decision follows after the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was confirmed in breach of tampering with laboratory data. They were forced to hand over the investigation to Wada
This morning, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) imposed a four year ban on Russia that will prevent the country from participating in all global sporting events including 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.
Russian athletes unaffected by the doping scandal wanting to compete during the ban will be able to do so under a neutral flag.
The 2020 European Championships are excluded from the ban, meaning that Russia, who will host matches in St. Petersburg, will be allowed to compete.
The long awaited decision comes after the agency officials were permitted entry into a Moscow laboratory and discovered evidence of result manipulation.
Russia has 21 days to appeal the ruling via the Court of Arbitration for Sport and is expected to do so.
Brazilian fans tend to get a bit rowdy when it comes to football, and tomorrow they are bringing that rowdiness to North London.
England will host an international friendly against the Brazilian National Team tomorrow evening at Wembley. A sold-out crowd is expected to be there at kickoff come 8pm.
Both England and Brazil have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup.
Gareth Southgate has confirmed that @ericdier will retain the #ThreeLions captaincy for tomorrow's game against Brazil. pic.twitter.com/pB2wbS4IrA
— England (@England) November 13, 2017
In another matchup tonight, Italy will try and rout Sweden to avoid elimination from the 2018 World Cup.
Sweden lead Italy 1-0 from their first match-up and if the Italian National Team falls yet again t