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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    There's Phil Foden, Mason Mount (though getting shunted out on loan to Derby as a favour to Lampard is dispiriting), Angel Gomes, George McEachran coming through. Most of them from the u17 instead of u20 World Cup winners, so haven't made their mark yet.
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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    If we continue to play 3 at the back then Ryan Sessegnon will be an option there, though he mainly plays as a winger these days. His first year in the top flight is one of the things I am looking forward to most from the new PL season. It was more the complacency it exuded - letting someone who had not played all year walk back into the team no questions asked - than his poor performance that made it a bad decision.
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    Player of the tournament so far

    Agreed on Modric. Courtois; Trippier, Varane, Godin, Hernandez; Pogba, Kante, Modrid; Hazard, Mbappe, Lukaku as my team of the tournament. Only when I was picking this that I realised there were four or five worthy rightbacks, all of whom would be ahead of Hernandez if they played on the left.
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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    Same error from L(l)oris in a major final twice this summer.
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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    Pitana is having a horrific game. Should be 0-0!
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    Looks like Hazard is on his way out
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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    That explains what Phil Jones was doing for your second goal. Just wanted a refund on his tv.
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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    Should really have been Ryan Bertrand.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    When VAR is in use, the linesmen are told to wait until the sequence of play has finished before flagging on marginal offside calls. Had he given Kane offside immediately and Kane scored then you can't rectify the situation, but by flagging late it would have allowed VAR to reach the right outcome. The best two examples are Iran's disallowed goal vs Spain and Spain's goal that was initialu ruled out vs Morocco where the late flag allowed VAR to check.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Those FIFA stats are just wrong. Stones had a header cleared off the line minutes before which wasn't included for some reason. Also Kane's miss, which was ruled incorrectly as offside, was on target and would have been given by VAR as a goal had it gone in.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Sterling off too was the wrong choice. With the Croats overrunning our midfield, we needed a direct outball which Rashford didn’t provide.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Croatia got their midfield and Periisic to click second half for the first time since the Group stages. They were a tad lucky as their goal could have been disallowed, but were probably the better side. If only Kane had taken his chance... Pride restored for England. Any doubts over Southgate long banished, we have the right manager to take the team forward for the next decade. With the Euro U17 runners up, the U17, U20 World Champions and three times in a row Toulon Tournament winners still to come this is not the end this is just the beginning.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Good job he was otherwise it would have hit him in the neck. No, but it is almost unanimously agreed to be careless/reckless and contrary to popular belief you don’t need to hit someone for it to be a foul.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Perisic goes over Walker’s head yet not a high boot... right
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    This has fallen under the radar a little with Ronaldo’s move and the World Cup, but following on from Milan getting kicked out of Europe, they have now been repossessed by the hedge fund the previous owner lent money from to buy the club.
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