England’s semi-final clash with Croatia had one of the top five biggest ever UK TV audiences for an England World Cup match, new figures show.
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Even as England’s World Cup dream died in Moscow on Wednesday, there were predictable responses from many Scots, who have grown fed up with the words: “It’s coming home.”
David Baddiel said England had given the country “a beautiful World Cup run” after they were knocked out of the tournament.
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid sported waistcoats to host Good Morning Britain in support of the England’s semi-final World Cup game against Croatia.
Jason Manford has said he received hundreds of messages from fans asking him to reschedule his comedy show that was due to take place during England’s World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia.
Ross Kemp has said he is “banished to the other end of the house” during England’s World Cup matches.
Noel Gallagher prompted boos from fans as he shared his views on England’s World Cup game with Sweden, saying football is “not coming home”.
Frank Skinner was among the celebrities sharing their hopes and excitement ahead of England’s World Cup game against Sweden.
Swedish television presenter Ulrika Jonsson has pledged her loyalty to the England team when they take on Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final.
A theatre manager has branded audience members who watched England’s World Cup penalty shootout against Colombia on their phones while seated in the front row of the show as “disrespectful and distracting”.
England’s World Cup win over Colombia was watched by an average 16.5 million people, with the audience peaking at 24.4 million, ITV has said.
The Lightning Seeds’ Three Lions could be set to dominate the charts as World Cup fever sweeps the nation.
A Labour MP has said Lord Sugar’s “racist” tweet about the Senegal football team was “extremely offensive” and will have an impact on black candidates who wish to take part in The Apprentice.
A Labour MP has called for the BBC to cut ties with Lord Sugar following his “racist tweet”, in which he likened the Senegal football team to beach vendors in Marbella.
A Senegal fan has criticised as offensive Lord Sugar’s tweet comparing his national team to sunglasses sellers on Marbella beach.
The BBC has branded a tweet by Lord Sugar about the Senegal football team as “seriously misjudged” after The Apprentice boss apologised for his post.
Lord Sugar has said he is “very sorry” for his tweet about the Senegal football team, in which he compared the World Cup squad to beach vendors in Marbella.
Lord Sugar has defended a Twitter post in which he compared the Senegal World Cup football team to beach vendors, saying he thought it was “funny” and that it had been misinterpreted.
England’s “wags” – or wives and girlfriends – may not receive quite the media attention they did in the 2006 World Cup when Victoria Beckham and Cheryl (then) Cole were part of the crew, but there is still plenty of interest in what they are up to when a major tournament rolls around.
England’s World Cup victory over Tunisia was the most-watched TV programme of 2018 so far.
The bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira Airport which gained cult popularity has been replaced.
Robbie Williams might soon be teaming up with operatic soprano Aida Garifullina on a new song.
Robbie Williams kicked off the World Cup in Russia by performing some of his classic hits at the opening ceremony – and putting his middle finger up at the camera.
Thousands of football fans will travel to watch England at the World Cup in Russia and, unlike previous tournaments, they will have to grapple with a different alphabet as well as language.
The hosts of the 2026 World Cup will be decided in Moscow on Wednesday.
The race to host the 2026 World Cup comes to a head on Wednesday with major pros and cons still connected to both the Morocco and ‘United’ bids.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he will attend the World Cup as a guest of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
France forward Kylian Mbappe has played down an injury scare after he limped out of training on Tuesday afternoon as Les Bleus stepped up their preparations for the World Cup.
The decision to book Robbie Williams to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup has raised eyebrows, with a song called Party Like A Russian among the former Take That star’s back catalogue.
Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will entertain the crowd at the opening ceremony of the World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.