2nd’s the best: England draw Colombia, Panama make their mark, heartbreak for Senegal

So, there’s no football today. It’s so weird. However, nature abhors a vacuum so we’ve got a podcast full of it anyway. 


We look back over England and Belgium’s strange, somewhat empty battle for top/second spot, Japan’s self-flagellation regarding their slightly ironic qualification via fair play and bid a fond farewell to some of the characters we’ll miss from a brilliant World Cup group stage. 


On top of all this we also have an update on the various Marci who are still in the competition, plot England’s route to glory and turn our attention to the last 16. It’s business time…


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Further reading


Michy Batshuayi’s embarrassing moment: 


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44649247


Gareth keeps it in house:


https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/world-cup-2018-england-belgium-gareth-southgate-changes-colombia-a8422221.html


Akira Nishino is not happy about how things played out for Japan:


https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/28/japan-poland-senegal-world-cup

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