Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City's World Cup XI Make More History for the Blues in Russia

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City's World Cup XI Make More History for the Blues in Russia

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CITY have clocked up ANOTHER record at the World Cup … although Pep Guardiola might not be too excited about this one!

The Blues will have 11 players competing in the quarter-finals. It's the first time any club could field an entire team from the last eight teams.

England's dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Colombia shot them into the quarter-finals with John Stones, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling playing key roles and Fabian Delph due to re-join the squad now his child is born.

Brazil also have four Blues in their ranks in Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus.

With Belgium pair Vincent Kompany and Kevin de Bruyne squeaking through against Japan, and Benjamin Mendy in the France squad, the last 16 was another coup for City's global status. …

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