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Diego Maradona apologises for comments on England's win over Colombia

Diego Maradona apologises for comments on England's win over Colombia

The variables are plenty.

Diego Maradona, pictured at the match between Argentina and Nigeria, has apologised for his comments about the England win.

For all the drama around England, the victor of the tournament is more likely to come from the top half of the draw, where the teams can boast a combined eight tournament wins.

After a 2-0 victory over a disappointing Portugal side Uruguay will turn their attention to arguably the most impressive team in these 2018 World Cup finals in France.

FIFA, of course, isn't budging either, saying that the match time decision was made more than two years ago based on the global broadcast market and what a spokesman said was the "feasibility for the fans" in attendance and watching on TV.

"I'm looking forward to it - It's very much 50/50". With a sturdy back line, led by Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez, France will have to get creative if they are to find a breakthrough.

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The fans that signed the petition think that the goal should have stood as there was clearly only one ball on the pitch when the throw-in was taken. They're making good things, and hopefully, they could continue.

Belgium will also pose a big threat with Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini as their potent weapons.

One angry fan launched the petition when England made it to the quarter finals following a dramatic penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in Moscow on Tuesday.

England had 1990, when it surpassed by 3-2 the tournament darling, Cameroon, in a quarterfinal in Naples behind penalty kicks in the 83rd and 105th minutes from Gary Lineker, by now known to a fresh generation as a television presenter with a natural omnipresence.

He also mocked Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after their respective countries were knocked out of the World Cup and asked whether GOAT meant "Greatest Of All Time" or "GO To Airport Terminal". This has been a World Cup of "Ross-i-ya" chants even during matches not involving Russian Federation, and often followed by brief jeers from jarred, miffed fans of those actually playing.

With that in mind, we turned it over to you, the readers, to tell us which quartet you think will make it through the quarter-finals and progress to the penultimate round.


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