Nine things we loved on day 24: Maguire, Pickford, Shearer, Germans…

Quick Reads

We are very hungover after England made it to the semi-final of a World Cup for the first time since 1990.

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored a header a-piece to send Gareth Southgate’s men through to the last four, and to send the country wild.

We’ve taken a look at some of the best bits on and off the pitch from the 24th day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Harry Maguire

What a header. What a head. What a man.

Jordan Pickford

A colossal man of the match performance.

Kyle Walker

We’ve got a new meme on our hands. It’s still coming home, though.

Alan Shearer

The BBC pundit is at it again. Legend.

The Telegraph

Excellent work from Adam Hurrey here.

Harry Maguire



So to add to the brilliance of England’s win, the empty seats in the stadium for the Sweden match were because German fans had bought them before the tournament.

Denis Cheryshev

Apparently there was another game happening somewhere, and this happened.

Luka Modric

This looks like a bromance we need to see more of.

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