WORLD CUP ONE TO WATCH: IZQUIERDO
WORLD CUP ONE TO WATCH: OKAZAKI
HERE IS HOW JAPAN WILL LINE UP
Falcao and Jose Izquierdo both to score anytime, now 15/2, Juan Cuadrado to score first at 11/1 while a 2-1 victory for Japan can be backed at 22/1...
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RODRIGUEZ MISSES OUT
James Rodriguez - winner of the Golden Boot in 2014 - is left out of the Colombia starting line-up for their Word Cup opener against Japan in Saransk.
Here is their starting XI.
PRIMARY SCHOOL'S CATCHY ENGLAND CHANT
The teachers and pupils of St Michael's Academy in Wakefield came together to construct the catchy anthem for the Three Lions.
KANE PROUD TO LEAD ENGLAND
The England players are starting to surface on social media having had a well-earned rest after last night's exertions.
ALLI TO HAVE THIGH SCAN
Dele Alli will have a scan today on the thigh injury he picked up in England's 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday night.
The Tottenham forward appeared to pull up with a muscle injury in the first half and although it seemed he would have to come off, Gareth Southgate kept him in the action until the 80th minute.
Alli will sit out training on Tuesday and will instead be assessed by the medical team ahead of their second game of the World Cup, against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday.
BRAZIL UNHAPPY WITH VAR USE
Like England on Monday night, Brazil are unhappy with the use of VAR at the World Cup, or rather the lack of it.
Brazil players complained that defender Miranda was pushed by Steven Zuber when he headed home Switzerland's equaliser early in the second half of their Group E opener on Sunday.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) also believe Gabriel Jesus was fouled inside the penalty area and should have been awarded a spot kick but neither incident appeared to be reviewed.
"The CBF requires to know from FIFA the reason the technology was not used in key incidents during the game," the organisation said in a statement.
FROM WALES STREET TO ENGLAND STREET
UPDATE FROM THE ENGLAND CAMP
FRANCE LOOK TO DOUBLE UP AGAINST PERU
France beat Australia 2-1 in their opening Group C game and they will look to double their points tally when they take on Peru on Thursday.
'ENGLAND WILL QUALIFY NOW, FOR SURE'
RACE FOR THE GOLDEN BOOT
Some big name strikers have already been among the goals in Russia, with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the way after he scored a hat-trick in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Iberian neighbours Spain.
England's Harry Kane was on target twice in the 2-1 win over Tunisia, while Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Diego Costa (Spain) and Denis Cheryshev (Russia) also on two goals.
Click here for an in-depth look at the Golden Boot contenders at Russia 2018.
SPAIN TRAIN IN PREPARATION FOR IRAN GAME
Right, let's move away from England for now at least.
Spain have been put through their paces ahead of their second Group B game against Iran in Kazan on Wednesday.
David de Gea will be looking for a return to his usual reliable self after his blooper led to a speculative Cristiano Ronaldo shot squirming through his hands in the 3-3 draw with Portugal on Friday night.
The squad looked to be in relaxed mood, though, as they found time for some fun in the sun during their training session.
POLICE CHIEF PRAISES ENGLAND FANS
Mark Roberts, the UK Football Police Lead in Russia, praised the behaviour of England fans at the game in Volgograd on Monday night.
There were plenty of ups and downs from England's win over Tunisia but in the cold(ish) light of day, how promising was the performance with regard to the rest of the tournament and what lessons can be learned?
Here are the Sky Sports Football team's considered thoughts on the game.
ENGLAND FANS REACT TO TUNISIA WIN
WAS WALKER LUCKY TO STAY ON THE PITCH?
It may have been a case of alright on the night for England but should Kyle Walker have been sent off after giving away a penalty when he caught Tunisia's Fakhreddine Ben Youssef in the face with a stray elbow?
Peter Schmeichel thought so and he was also unimpressed by England's second half display.
"It was a penalty, there is no doubt about that," he told Russia Today. "He actually hits him and he is very, very lucky to get away with a yellow card because according to the rules, if you hit someone with your elbow, you're off - it's a red card.
"They got there in the end. I feel very happy for the England boys because if they hadn't have gotten there, the next couple of days would have been terrible for them. They would have been crucified by the English media.
"I'm not sure that they are going to go completely free because the second half was awful. The way they played in the second half is not promising for the next few games in the tournament but in the first half, they created so many chances.
"Jesse Lingard created four chances and should have scored all four. Harry Kane is the one guy they need the chances to fall for because he scores them."
HASSELBAINK PRAISES 'INTELLIGENT' SOUTHGATE
ENGLAND EXPECTS AND IS NOT DISAPPOINTED
DELE ALLI UPBEAT ON QUAD INJURY
Mixed in with the joy of an opening-match World Cup win for England was concern over the quad injury suffered by Dele Alli on Monday night.
After initially appearing as though he would have to come off at half-time, - with Fabian Delph looking as though he would come on for the Tottenham player - Alli kept going before being replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek 10 minutes from time.
The player himself seemed confident he would be fit for Sunday's game against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod, however, and his manager confirmed they were closely monitoring the situation with Alli throughout the game.
"We had to keep monitoring Dele," Southgate said.
"He was feeling a little bit of an issue just before half-time, but he felt he could carry on and I thought the runs that he was making and the way he was pressing the ball was still causing a problem.
"He had a half chance with a lovely ball Jordan Henderson played to him, lofted over the top.
"But we have good options on the bench and we felt to put the freshness of Marcus (Rashford) and Ruben (Loftus-Cheek) would both bring fresh energy but also a different sort threat to the one that we'd posed."
'WIN PSYCHOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT FOR ENGLAND'
VAR - GOOD OR BAD?
Much debate has raged over the use of VAR at the World Cup. England felt hard done by as technology - or at least its application - failed them in Volgograd, with Tunisia's efforts to wrestle Harry Kane to the ground in the penalty area going unpunished.
But is it a good idea if used correctly? Have your say on the Sky Sports News VAR vote.
WORLD CUP: RUSSIA REPORT
How goes it this morning? Feeling full of joy after England's winning start to the World Cup or nursing a sore head after celebrating too hard?
Either way, grab yourself a brew, fire up the toaster and stick with us for all the latest news and views from World Cup 2018. Unless you are on a packed commuter train or bus, in which case, well, bad luck. Hopefully we can offer you a welcome distraction.
Kane snatches late England win
Southgate: I was proud at 1-1
Alli hopes quad injury not serious
Today at the World Cup
Martin Tyler's World Cup diary
1pm - Colombia v Japan preview
4pm - Poland v Senegal preview
7pm - Russia v Egypt
Sky Bet World Cup odds
SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE
It's the big one - we hope you are all ready to watch England set alight to this World Cup against Tunisia this evening!
Sadly, you will have to do so without us.
But, you can head over to our England v Tunisia blog which will keep you up to date with the match.
Good luck, Gareth, and all the team!
VUVUZELAS ARE BACK
THE LINE UP'S ARE OUT!
As expected, Sky Sports News predicted England's starting XI correctly and we've just realised here that we've reverted to an old school Christmas tree formation.
Let's hope Harry Kane and the boys can deliver us all a present and win this opening game...
FA ASKS FANS TO SHARE SOLIDARITY MESSAGE
The Football Association is calling on fan power through social media to spread an LGBT+ inclusion message for the World Cup.
Read the full story here.
ENGLAND PROBABLE LINE-UP
The line-ups will be announced in about 20 minutes, here is what we understand England's starting XI will look like...
SALAH FACES FITNESS TEST
Mohamed Salah will undergo a fitness test on Monday evening ahead of Egypt's World Cup showdown with Russia.
The Liverpool forward missed his country's opening defeat to Uruguay as a result of the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final on May 26, but coach Hector Cuper is confident he will be fit for Tuesday's Group A game.
Cuper said: "Salah is fit. For the previous match against Uruguay, we thought he was fit also, but we always carry out a last physical test before we draw up the line-up. Today, we'll have an important test for him to see how he does.
"I hope that he'll be fully fit to play. I'm sure that he will be able to play. He's an essential piece in our team."
GOOD LUCK FROM THE PM
BIG MATCH BUILD-UP
Many Tunisia fans have arrived early at the Volgograd Arena ahead of this evening's game...
The Tunisia fans are making plenty of noise ahead of their opening clash with England in Volgograd.
FOOTBALL MEETS FRIENDSHIP
fans are in jubilant mood ahead of this evening's England clash…
BELGIUM 0-0 PANAMA
The rest of Group G play today and Belgium's match with Panama has kicked off and is well underway!
If you are unable to watch and want to keep up with proceedings then head over to our live blog - right here.
CROATIA SEND KALINIC HOME
AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup by Croatia.
Coach Zlatko Dalic said: "During the Nigeria encounter, Kalinić was warming up and was supposed to come on in the second half.
"However, he then stated that he wasn't ready to come on due to a back issue. The same thing happened during the Brazil friendly in England, as well as before the practice session on Sunday.
"I have calmly accepted that, and since I need my players fit and ready to play, I have made this decision."
In classic World Cup form, it seems England supporters have been hit by a wave of optimism.
Some of these fans in Volgograd are expecting big things from Gareth Southgate's squad this tournament.
FA SUPPORT LGBT+ FANS AROUND THE WORLD
'LORD OF THE FLIES'
WHAT THE RUSSIAN NEWSPAPERS SAY...
Sky Sports News' Alex Marrow looks at the Russian newspaper reaction to the World Cup's first week - and finds it's harder than you think to even find one.
Read the full article here
ALI WHO? WHO REMEMBERS ALIOU CISSE?
Aliou Cisse spent four seasons playing in the Premier league for Birmingham and Portsmouth from 2002 until 2006, but you may recognise that he shares the same name as the Senegal boss.
Turns out it's the same guy and he's gone into coaching and is set to kick-off his debut World Cup campaign as a manager against Poland tomorrow night.
He captained the last Senegal team to go to a World Cup in 2002 and they experienced great success in the group stages - beating holder's France in their opening game.
They were able to progress to the quarter-finals, beating Sweden in the last-16, but stumbled against Turkey, falling to a 1-0 defeat, to narrowly miss out on a place in the semi-final against eventual victors Brazil.
SENEGAL BEHIND 'UNIQUE' MANE
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has received backing from Senegal coach Aliou Cisse on the eve of their first World Cup game since 2002.
They play Poland in Moscow tomorrow evening.
"Sadio Mane is a unique player and he cannot be compared to any other Senegal player, even the major ones we've had in the past," said Cisse.
"And despite everything that has happened for him over the last two years, he hasn't changed - he's just as humble as he was when I first met him at the 2012 Olympics.
"Senegal isn't only Sadio Mane, though, he has a good team built around him and I think it should be a little plus for him that we're all behind him.
"He plays for one of the most iconic clubs, one of the best in Europe, and he's top-notch for them.
"He's absolutely unique because he is so unpredictable, that's what makes him great - he can make the difference with a pass or shot. He's already one of the best."
FIFA OPEN PROCEEDINGS AGAINST MEXICO
World soccer's governing body FIFA has opened a disciplinary procedure against Mexico after alleged homophobic chants by fans during their World Cup win over Germany on Sunday.
Mexico fans have long shouted an insult that gay rights groups argue is homophobic at keepers taking goal kicks.
The country has been fined several times during World Cup qualifying play over the slurs. Mexico's football federation (FMF) has in the past appealed to fans to refrain from using the chant.
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