Nine things we loved on day 31: Pickford, Hazard, Alderweireld…

Quick Reads

The World Cup is almost over, with England finishing their campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Belgium.

While England may finally be coming home, we have plenty to be proud of after a fantastic tournament.

We take a look back on everything we loved on day 31.

Belgium’s move, Pickford’s save

Now *that* is how you move the ball.

Not a bad save either.

Alderweireld’s defending

None shall pass.

Gary Lineker knows


This Jordan Pickford story

Next time.

Kieran Trippier

He was bloody awesome throughout, right?

Eden Hazard

He might be leaving Chelsea, and with stats like this he’ll have plenty of suitors.

Manchester City’s Twitter

Unlucky, Romelu.

Our Gareth

A round of applause for our Gareth? Fully deserved.

Ivan Rakitic

This is brave.

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