It’s late June 2017; I’m on my way back to England from a short break to Croatia. The aerial view of the earth from above leaves me in awe and I think back to my second night in the town of Split, Croatia.
Jermain Defoe justified his recall from the international wilderness by scoring the first goal as England ground out a laboured 2-0 win over Lithuania to stay on course for the World Cup finals at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Michail Antonio's hopes of earning a first England cap this month have been dashed by a hamstring injury that has forced the West Ham United winger's withdrawal from the squad for fixtures against Germany and Lithuania.
Brighton & Hove Albion clawed back ground at the top of England's Championship with a 2-0 victory at bottom club Rotherham United as leaders Newcastle United were held to a 0-0 draw by Reading on Tuesday.