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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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.
Twitter is almost as much a part of the World Cup as the goals themselves these days, but if there was to be an award for the best tweet of the tournament, who would win?
The Lightning Seeds’ Three Lions could be set to dominate the charts as World Cup fever sweeps the nation.
If you’ve been watching the World Cup and wondering which of the more than 700 players on show you most closely resemble, then you’re in luck – artificial intelligence has the answer.
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 dramatic victory in their first game of the World Cup catalysed a remarkable surge in activity on social media about the game – peaking at 52,000 tweets per minute after Harry Kane’s late winner.
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.
England fans have been warned to keep their phones in airplane mode while at the World Cup as the event is likely to be targeted by hackers.
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.
Football fans heading to Russia for the World Cup should be wary of hotel and public wi-fi and keep their devices with them at all times, cyber security chiefs have warned.
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.
The England team will be briefed by security experts from GCHQ before heading to the World Cup in Russia on how to stay safe from hackers during the tournament.