Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri’s teams last season played out two of the Champions League’s most entertaining matches when Manchester City and Italian side Napoli met in the group stages of the competition.
After progressing to the semi-finals of the World Cup, Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions have a golden opportunity to make the final in Moscow on Sunday.
England take on Sweden tomorrow with spirits high both in Russia… and at home.
Southgate rung the changes in the Three Lions’ loss against Belgium– replacing eight of the 11 who played against Panama in preparation for their last-16 knockout clash.
England probed after going 1-0 behind shortly after the break, but couldn’t prevent defeat in their third and final group game before the round of 16 – where both Belgium and England will be present.
The final group games of the 2018 World Cup are now underway and there’s still a lot to play for. Six teams have already qualified for the last 16 which means that 10 places are up for grabs.
Yesterday saw England’s biggest win ever in a major tournament as they smashed Panama 6-1 to qualify for the knockout stages.
Harry Kane’s late winner gave England victory against Tunisia on Monday, but the game really changed in the 67th minute following the introduction of Marcus Rashford.
Southgate’s selections: MM looks at Klopp, Guardiola & Mourinho influence, plus who could start at the World Cup
Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad to travel to Russia to play in the 2018 World Cup is now decided, but for the game against Tunisia on June 18 the England boss can only pick 11 men.
This season is likely to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s last in the colours of Manchester United.
MM’s top five players England boss Gareth Southgate should look at ahead of 2018 World Cup in Russia
MM looks at five players who Gareth Southgate should have a look at between now and next summer’s World Cup in Russia.