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Love had the world in motion, the Berlin Wall had fallen, Norwich City had finished fourth in the old First Division and the Simpsons had never been screened on British television.

England will try to win just their second ever World Cup semi-final when they take on Croatia tonight, here is how the Eastern Daily Press reported on the first: a 2-1 win over Portugal at Wembley on July 26, 1966.

While England fans will be hoping Harry Kane, Dele Alli and co can hit the back of the net on Wednesday, businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk are already celebrating victory.

England are in dreamland after making it through to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli against stoic Sweden.

In part three of his World Cup diary our Norwich City photographer Paul Chesterton re-lives what it was like to witness England's shootout win in Russia

Ahead of England's big match against Sweden at the World Cup, David Freezer caught up with a Norfolk-raised footballer who will have a unique view of the quarter-final

A whole that is greater than the sum of their parts...deputy sports editor, Mark Armstrong, analyses how Sweden have gone back to what they know

Sweden have full belief in their defensive strength ahead of tomorrow's crunch World Cup quarter-final in Russia, says a Norfolk professional footballer with a foot in both camps.

Jordan Pickford helped England end their penalty shootout hoodoo and reach the World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Colombia in Moscow.

It's coming home.

Which one of these five players is England's greatest left-back of all time?

Here are some of the best spots in Norwich and the rest of Norfolk to enjoy the FIFA World Cup this summer.

It's the fixture that no team wants to play, and that nobody remembers, but do you know who won the third place play-off game in previous World Cups?

Tickets to watch England's World Cup clash with Colombia at a mid Norfolk pub have sold out.

Which one of these five players is England's greatest right-back of all time?

Which one of these 13 players is England's greatest striker of all time?

Adnan Januzaj's stunning goal secured a much-changed Belgium side a 1-0 win over England's second string on Thursday evening and meant Gareth Southgate's men will face Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup.

Which one of these four players is England's greatest attacking midfielder of all time?

Which one of these seven players is England's greatest central midfielder of all time?

The group stages are almost complete, but how much of a World Cup nerd are you?

It does not happen that often - only when England do especially well at the World Cup.

Harry Kane's hat-trick inspired England to their biggest ever World Cup win as Gareth Southgate's men sealed progress to the last 16 with a 6-1 demolition of Panama that puts their rivals on notice.

Pubs and venues in Norfolk erupted in cheers as England secured their place in the final 16 following a 6-1 World Cup win over Panama.

Which one of these four players is England's greatest right midfielder of all time?

With England playing Panama this afternoon, footie fans across the county have been turning out in the sunshine for the game.

Gareth Southgate's promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

Which one of these nine defenders is England's greatest centre back of all time?

Some England kits from previous World Cups have been more memorable than the team's performance, but can you match the England kit to the tournament it was worn in?

They've kept 194 clean sheets for their country between them but which one of these five shot stoppers is England's greatest goalkeeper of all time?

Harry Kane dug England out of a hole and secured a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia in their World Cup opener.

With a reported three million pre-order sales, Nigeria's kit is this summer's standout design, but where does it sit amongst the greatest World Cup kits of all time?

David Platt's late winner against Belgium saw England advance to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup, but how much do you remember about the match?

Pelé or Baggio? Batistuta or Maradona? Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Thomas or Gerd Müller? Which legend has found the net the most times at World Cup tournaments?

From They Think It's All Overs to Hands of God, eighteen-year-old solos and eight-second openers by San Marino, let it never be said that England's participation in the World Cup has been boring.

It's a competition within a competition that has been won by some of the world's greatest players, but who do you think will win the Golden Boot award at the World Cup?

Firms are being urged not to score an "own goal" during the World Cup by refusing to be flexible with requests from staff to watch football matches over the coming weeks.

Tens of millions will be gambled on the outcome of the World Cup, from the outright winners to the number of times Neymar spits during a game, but who do you think will lift the trophy?

The Greatest Show on Turf kicks off in Russia this week, bringing with it all the emotion, heartache and joy that every football tournament does. Mark Heath takes a look at what we can expect in the next month.

It's not the first thing that comes to mind when somebody mentions the World Cup, but every tournament has a poster - how many can you remember?

Given sport's global popularity and football's status as the most popular sport, it is perhaps surprising that the beautiful game was not really touched by the ugliness of terrorism until November 13, 2015.

Most football fans will not know who all the singers are in the official Russia 2018 song, how to find Nizhny Novgorod or what formation Iran will use against Morocco, but there is one thing we can be sure of: there will be controVARsy.

From the Tango to the Jubulani, how many footballs from World Cup history can you identify correctly?

Seven stadiums from World Cup history - from the air. How many can you identify correctly?

It's a who's who of world football, a smorgasbord of the world's best footballing talent. Almost…

With the World Cup just nine days away, how much do you know about the beautiful game's showcase competition?

England boss Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man World Cup squad - but who should make the starting XI against Tunisia?

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