Nine things we loved on day 24: Maguire, Pickford, Shearer, Germans…
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.
What a header. What a head. What a man.
A colossal man of the match performance.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 8, 2018
We’ve got a new meme on our hands. It’s still coming home, though.
Yeah so a good header doesn’t hurt. I mean the moment you head it proper, you feel it’s a good one. Know what I mean love? pic.twitter.com/a5b8UqDjv2
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 7, 2018
The BBC pundit is at it again. Legend.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 7, 2018
Excellent work from Adam Hurrey here.
— Benji Lanyado (@benjilanyado) July 7, 2018
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 8, 2018
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.
Could be up to 10,000 empty seats at England v Sweden today. 32,000 tickets sold so far for 42,000 capacity stadium. 2836 England fans, 3000 Sweden. Lots of Germans in Samara… could have been playing here today
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 7, 2018
Apparently there was another game happening somewhere, and this happened.
This looks like a bromance we need to see more of.
Croatia, the country that unites Barcelona and Real Madrid fans. This video, quite literally, sums it up.pic.twitter.com/wfQJBAEDiv
— J. (@Messilizer) July 7, 2018