World Cup 2018: reaction to Germany’s win and England buildup – live!

Heiliger Strohsack! How close we came to the most ignominious German exit from Russia since Eurovision 2009. Die Mannschaft, seconds from a fateful draw only for Toni Kroos to welly in one of the all-time World Cup winners.

After the heart-stopping action of day ten, the passage of time compels us to contemplate day eleven. By close of business we will have digested 32 of the 64 matches scheduled for Russia 2018. The halfway point, if you like, of a tournament that has yet to reveal a decisive hand.

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