With England through to the quarter finals we are all starting to find out more about the dream team in the 2018 World Cup. Gareth Southgate has compiled what he believes is a “balanced” 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Russia, with a mix of “experience” and “character”. They now face Sweden in the quarter finals on Saturday and – if they progress – will meet either Russia or Croatia in the semis.
The Lightning Seeds’ iconic song ‘Football’s coming home’ has been ringing out in pubs and homes across the country, and fans have also turned it into dozens of patriotic memes. There is also plenty of talk about the players, in particular Harry Kane who is the top scorer in the world cup so far. After the penalty shootout against Columbia, attention also has been on Jordan Pickford for his remarkable save and Eric Dyer who scored the final penalty to secure our place in the next round.
Jordan Pickford’s school life
Alan Fisher and pupils at St Robert of Newminster get into the football spirit in PB Sportswear.
The BBC interviewed Jordan Pickford’s former PE teacher, Alan Fisher. And the 46-year-old has shared his pride – and complete lack of surprise – at his pupil’s incredible journey. The 24-year-old honed his skills playing for his school team at St Robert of Newminster. Fisher said he still uses the Washington lad as an example to other pupils of what hard work and dedication can achieve. Price & Buckland are proud to be supplying St Robert of Newminster with their school sports wear and hope that it contributes to their ambition and future aspirations. We strongly believe if you look and feel good it enhances performance. Our PB Sport range is made from the latest innovative performance based fabrics: ActivDri, AquaDri and MicroTech. Designed to keep you comfortable and focused – helping you perform to your best, time after time.
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