England’s big day is finally here as we open our campaign against Tunisia tonight.
One of the biggest days for England fans in the football calender as we look to start our Russian adventure with victory.
It has certainly been a fantastic weekend in Russia which just about had everything. Ronaldo stole the show in one of the greatest World Cup matches ever seen as Spain were held to a 3-3 draw by Portugal.
Messi couldn’t drag Argentina past Iceland, while Brazil also had a stuttering start.
However, Mexico stole the show yesterday as they beat reigning champions Germany with a fantastic counter attacking display.
Sweden v South Korea
The other match in Germany’s group is today’s early kick off and after the result yesterday it is wide open.
The Swedes knocked out Italy in the playoffs to reach the finals so have shown they can beat some of the biggest nations and will start favourites today.
South Korea don’t come into the tournament in great form but it is another one of those games when both sides will feel they need to win to progress.
Belgium v Panama
Belgium are favourites to win our group and should get off to a winning start against new boys Panama.
They are making their first appearance at the finals and if they pick up any points in the group they will have done well.
Belgium should be too strong though and have a genuine chance of going far in the tournament.
England v Tunisia
We finally kick off with expectations lower than normal. However, they are still expectations for tonight, a winning start.
We have a young attacking side who could threaten anyone we face going forward.
Tunisia won’t roll over, a lot of the smaller sides have so far put up solid displays so far.
However, we should be able to replicate 20 years ago when we overcame them 2-0 in our opening game in France.