So England are through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup, hurrah! And unless you live under a rock you’ll probably know that coming second in the group has supposedly given us a much more favourable run than the winners. But, if we’ve learned anything from the unpredictability of this year’s tournament, it is to never underestimate the abilities of the so-called ‘easier’ teams – just ask Germany.
That being said, we’ve had our best start to a tournament in over a decade, and last night’s underwhelming defeat was the first in a year, and against an arguably weaker side on our part. So, let’s get ourselves all excited and look at who stands between us and football’s greatest prize.
Round of 16: 3rd July
England v Columbia
Quarter-Final: 7th July
England v Sweden / Switzerland
Semi-Final: 11th July
England v Spain / Russia / Croatia / Denmark
Final: 15th July
England v Literally anyone from the other side of the draw
(France / Argentina / Uruguay / Portugal / Brazil / Mexico / Belgium / Japan)
Watching it in the pub? Of course you are! Find ones near you showing all the games – here.
Come on, England!