Chapter two: Sadness for Salah, glee for Russia, disappointment from Poland and Colombia

The first round of games is done and dusted but never fear, the second one has just begun! We delight in Russia’s strange status as both hosts and surprise package, ponder the next moves for Colombia and Poland and look ahead to Cristiano Ronaldo battling it out with Own Goal for the coveted golden boot.  

Elsewhere Carlos Valderrama has been restricting views, Sepp Blatter phones ahead and we get the scoop on how Big Sam Allardyce is spending his summer. 

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