In my experience, World Cups tend to get better as the tournament progresses. This year in Russia has been no different. There has been plenty to talk about. VAR has divided opinion. England fans should welcome it, so far at least. The presence of VAR has reduced the overall amount of grappling of attackers at set pieces and England have done best at corners and free kicks.
This has been an exciting World Cup. The most eventful and included some truly great goals. But don't tell me the quality of the football played has been the purest. It hasn . . .
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