20 June ~ England got 100 per cent on plenty of stats against Uruguay, including their ability to sleep while Luis Suarez gets into position to score, but ultimately they are left to clutch at straws, as usual. Luckily they are quite good at that, too. By WSC illustrator Tim Bradford.

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