Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Paul Watson to look back at the second pair of quarter-finals, starting with England’s 2-0 win over Sweden. Southgate’s men advanced after a straightforward victory to qualify for their first World Cup semi-final since 1990, when Max was 11 years old. This might explain a thing or two. We speak to Barney Ronay who was out in Samara.
They’ll meet Croatia, who eliminated the hosts on penalties. At the final whistle, the pitch looked like a scene from an amateur dramatics war-themed production, bodies strewn, walking wounded – exactly what England will have wanted to see.
In part three we discuss Belgium v France in the first semi-final, Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential move to Juventus and Barry reads a thing.
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12 July : 2018