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Sydney based writer with a particular interest in the history and culture of sport. Likes Sydney FC in the A-League and Cronulla Sharks in the NRL. Follow me on Twitter @70s_mo

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Awesome update Spinksy. I’d like to think Mayfield and the Browns could do well. Maybe they need a bit of luck – do you think they could give it a shake?

Five takeaways from the NFL thus far

Thanks for the extra facts Greg. Very interesting.

Mothering the Matildas: The trailblazers who kickstarted Australian women's football

Cheers, Maggie.

Mothering the Matildas: The trailblazers who kickstarted Australian women's football

* that should read “unexplored” (d’oh)

Mothering the Matildas: The trailblazers who kickstarted Australian women's football

Cheers Fad. Reasonably unexpected territory I think.

Mothering the Matildas: The trailblazers who kickstarted Australian women's football

You can’t keep those Novocastrians down Kangas.

Mothering the Matildas: The trailblazers who kickstarted Australian women's football

Cheers, Mike.

Mothering the Matildas: The trailblazers who kickstarted Australian women's football

Cheers, Mid.

Mothering the Matildas: The trailblazers who kickstarted Australian women's football

Good call, Tim. Hadn’t thought of that. If France get up at least we can claim some kind of moral victory.

World Cup Final expert tips and predictions

@Waz – I’ve started to avoid tipping draws because we aren’t seeing many of them. The three points just seems too much of a carrot. Famous last words of course – you’ll probably be spot on.

World Cup tips and predictions: Day 11

Come on lads. Awesome first half.

France vs Socceroos: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

Have a big one Stu, and go the might ‘Roos.

France vs Socceroos: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

Match result:

England have won this friendly match at Wembley Stadium by 2 goals to 1. They started off the match in great touch with some neat work from Dele Alli, Sterling, Harry Kane and Young.
England went ahead through a long range header from a corner in the 7th minute by Cahill. England dominated most of the first half and although Sterling got into some great positions, there would be some concerns about his finishing.
No such concerns for Harry Kane, who capped off a neat move that he was also also involved in, by firing a low hard shot The keeper might have been slightly at fault as it passed under his body, however he was possibly unsighted by the defender. England led 2-0 at the break
The game changed completely after half-time, no doubt helped by the three substitutions for Nigeria. After a good lead up a shot hit the post and rebounded to Iwobi who hit the ball first time into the back of the net.
For the rest of the match Nigeria played assured football and almost forced the equaliser. England only had a few moments towards the end of the second half with some of their replacements putting in good performances.

Final score
England 2
Nigeria 1

Match preview:

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

Full Time
92‘ – Full time. And England have won 2 goals to 1.


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

92‘ – Offside against England as a good move almost gets them a third


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

90‘ – 4 minutes added time to be played


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

87‘ – England keeper Pickford punches clear and gets fouled in the process. Cahill is the on ground man of the match


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

86‘ – Nice move for England. Delph can’t get the header on target from Rashford’s cross


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

84‘ – Some of the sting coming out of the game now. Both sides looking towards the final whistle perhaps?.


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

81‘ – Replacement for England. Delph on and Dele Alli off. All has played a good game today.


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

79‘ – Wellbeck is through but a nice sliding tackle stops the attack. England corner but nothing from it


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

77‘ – Yellow card for Musa for a tackle from behind


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

76‘ – Replacement for Nigeria. Ihalo on and Iheanacho off.


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

74‘ – Oh dear, another clash of heads between two Nigerian players. Both KOd and lying prone on the canvas…err.. pitch


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog

73‘ – Kane off. Wellbeck on.


ENGLAND : 2
NIGERIA : 1

England vs Nigeria: Pre-World Cup Friendly live scores, blog