Raheem Sterling has been given a hard time by sections of the British media, but Eric Dier says he has been "incredible".
France and Belgium will look to Paul Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne for the kind of World Cup magic Zinedine Zidane made his forte.
Neymar's hopes of bolstering his Ballon d'Or claims ended when Brazil bowed out but plenty of stars remain at the 2018 World Cup.
After Spain in 2010 and Germany 2014, Pep Guardiola is now responsible for a cluster of England players impressing in a World Cup squad.
Spain Under-21 international Fabian Ruiz has agreed a five-year deal with Napoli, leaving boyhood club Real Betis.
After missing the last-16 tie against Colombia, Fabian Delph has flown back out to Russia to rejoin his England team-mates.
Jorginho's move to Manchester City looks to be drawing closer after he was left out of Napoli's squad for their pre-season training camp.
John Stones said he is looking forward to playing against Manchester City team-mate Vincent Kompany if the Belgian is fit to face England.
Raheem Sterling said that despite Manchester City's historic Premier League winning season, his daughter only cares about his old team.
"They just want to steal your joy. They just want to pull you down," Raheem Sterling has said about the tabloid press.