The World Cup arrived with six Magpies playing in the group stages: Kieran Trippier, Nick Pope, and Callum Wilson for England, Garang Kuol is with Australia, Fabian Schar is part of the Swiss team, and Bruno plays for Brazil.
Of course, these being Newcastle players, all of them made it to the Round of 16 alive and well. Ah, feels good for the Toon...
Here’s a recap of all that went on Sunday, Dec. 4, with more updates to come in the following days as games keep getting played with the World Cup into the knockout stages.
Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier & Callum Wilson (England)
Match: ENG vs Senegal (World Cup)
An extraordinary session of cardio is what Gareth Southgate prepared for the three Magpies in the England World Cup squad for their game against Senegal.
Gotta be ready for that bench warming, I guess.
England scored three in the first half, and one in the second. Henderson, Kane, and Saka were the goalscorers. Bellingham and Foden (x2) the men assisting them.
A ball got kicked around a field of grass. It was green. The grass, I mean. It’s coming home. Yada. Yada, yada. Yada.
See you next Saturday against France, lads.