Latest World Cup updates including Loftus Cheek to start for England – 20th June 2018

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to make his first World Cup start for England in place of Dele Alli, who is now a doubt following a thigh injury he suffered in the 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday evening. (Guardian)

England are not over-reliant on Harry Kane to deliver goals and have other players more than capable of knocking them in when required, according to Kane’s club and international team-mate Kieran Trippier. (Daily Mail)

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has posted on Facebook that he watched Russia beat Egypt 3-1 with his Belarusian counterpart Andrei Kobyakov. He was clearly a happy man, declaring: “Victory!” (Tass)

Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher reckons that Marcus Rashford is better suited to the England system and should replace Raheem Sterling for the game against Panama on Sunday. (Reuters)

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has hit back at suggestions that Portugal are a one-man team claiming that his side are not just about Ronaldo but a sum of individuals who want to beat records. (ESPN)

Jerome Boateng has admitted that Germany got off to the worst possible start in defence of the World Cup they won back in 2014. The Bayern Munich and Germany defender has also acknowledged that nothing less than a win will do but that they cannot go hell-for-leather against Sweden in pursuit of all three points. (Bundesliga)

Paul Pogba is not bitter towards the media despite all the criticism he has come in for and remains very positive, claims his international team-mate Raphael Varane. (FourFourTwo)

Moscow is running out of beer as visiting football fans are drinking the city dry. Restaurants are running out and deliveries are taking longer than usual. (Daily Mail)

Poland and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has put the loss to Senegal down to Poland playing too conservatively and not taking enough risks. He also pointed out that conceding two goals is not how you win games. (Goal)


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