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How about some England analysis? Although they don’t play their second match until tomorrow there’s plenty of talking points coming out of Gareth Southgate’s camp. Not least the starting XI for the clash with Panama.
“We obviously have competition for places, strength in depth, players that came off the bench and had an impact on the game the other day,” Southgate said. “I have to balance all those things out when I make a decision on the team. But to play with the freedom, the energy and the pace that we did [against Tunisia] was as good as anything I have seen in the tournament up to this point. The team performed as well as I can remember us playing with the ball in the first hour of the game. I don’t see us making too many changes to what we did.”
The Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg is hosting an art project by the Italian artist Fabrizio Birimbelli entitled Like the Gods. The project presents a series of more than 40 portraits of world football stars and coaches in historical uniforms.
This is fun. My personal highlight is George Best in the background of Paul Pogba’s portrait.Continue reading...