We don’t know about you, but we’ve been taking a deep dive into the world of football lately. Luckily there have been a few minor kickabouts to keep us busy…
Here are our favourite moments of the tournament so far.
Harry Kane scoring the winner for England in the first minute of extra time in our very first match. You could not make this up.
We mean…maybe a match against Tunisia should’ve been a bit less of a struggle… but we got there in the end.
…is it actually coming home?!
We don’t want to be accused of being overly optimistic but the game on Sunday was pretty good, right?! Panama may not have been the most robust adversary, but regardless we’ve not seen as many goals as that in one England game for a very long time.
It’s also got our Juice rewards team quaking in their boots as they’re giving away 250 points for every England goal to new sign ups to the programme during the tournament (terms and conditions apply). You can help blow our points budget by signing up to Juice here.
Mexico beat Germany
If you were to look up “football upsets” in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure this is what would come up.
It was such big news in Mexico that fans set off earthquake sensors with their celebrations. Beat that, everyone.
What do you call a goal that’s not yours? We don’t know, but Nacho’s goal against Portugal was an absolute stunner in a game that was already a corker. We’ve not been that excited to watch a draw in a long time.
We can all agree that, in theory, having video evidence of match incidents is a good thing. However, application of this new technology has been… sketchy, at best. Never was this more evident than during Portugal vs. Iran. Punters accused the Paraguayan referee of applying VAR inconsistently and there were more than a couple of controversial moments, including Ronaldo receiving a yellow card for what many agree is a red card offence.