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Alan Shearer Fears England’s Arrogance Could Come Back To Haunt Them

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Alan Shearer takes his position in the commentary box ahead of kick-off during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Rich Linley - CameraSport via Getty Images)

England legend Alan Shearer has dismissed the notion of an “easier” path through the World Cup knockout stages – and fears that the nation’s arrogance could be their downfall. Gareth Southgate’s side finished in second place in Group G with a 1-0 defeat to Belgium this week – a placing that has seen them avoid a potential quarter-final clash with …

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World Cup 2018: Power Ranking The Remaining 16 Teams

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the World Cup group stage coming to a close, the hopes of 16 teams have come to a juddering halt. Among them, the biggest surprise is that defending champions Germany are on the plane home, their fate sealed by a 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. Elsewhere, the likes of Poland and Morocco turned out to be major …

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England And Belgium Make Sweeping Changes For Clash Neither Wants To Win

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 27 : Gareth Southgate head coach of England talking to the press during a press conference of the National Soccer Team of England prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia group G phase match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium on June 27, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia, 27/06/2018 ( Photo by Jimmy Bolcina / Photonews

England face off against Belgium on Thursday night in the Group G decider that neither particularly fancies winning. Both European sides have already qualified for the knockout stages with respective victories in their first two matches, but finishing second in this pool would arguably give a more favourable run going forward in the competition. As such, managers Gareth Southgate and …

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World Cup 2018: Best XI From The Second Round Of Group Matches

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 24: Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Panama at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

At this point, a handful of players have started singling themselves out as potential stars of this World Cup. Interestingly, many of the high profile players that were slated to take the tournament by storm, while (as usual) a crop of previously unheralded or even relatively unknown quantities have been making names for themselves and driving their national sides on …

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Five Things We Learned As World Cup Group H Was Blown Wide Open

World Cup Group H

The final, and arguably most open, group of the 2018 World Cup kicked off on Tuesday – and it already looks like a four-way battle is underway. Colombia and Poland were touted as the favourites to qualify for the knockout stages, Japan and Senegal have other ideas. Between the two matches, picking a winner from this group is now a …

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World Cup 2018: All 32 Teams Previewed Group-By-Group

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The World Cup comes roaring into life on Thursday afternoon, as four years of hard work all boils down to a month-long tournament for the 32 teams involved. Defending champions Germany are among the favourites to retain their trophy, but look set to be pushed all the way by the likes of Brazil and France. Spain will also be there …

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World Cup 2018 Preview: Group H – A Three-Way Scrap To Top The Group

World Cup Group H

The last in our 2018 World Cup group-by-group previews looks at Group H, featuring Colombia, Japan, Poland and Senegal. Having reached the last eight in 2014, Colombia will be hoping for a repeat performance – as will Senegal in their first World Cup since 2002. Poland, meanwhile, have qualified for the first time since 2006, while Japan will be aiming for …

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