Today our hopes are with the England team, particularly those who play their club football for Liverpool.
You may remember Bobby Moore, who captained West Ham for more than ten years and took England to World Cup glory in 1966, but died of bowel cancer aged 51.
Last week I had the honour to meet Stephanie Moore MBE, Bobby’s wife. Stephanie founded the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK in1992.
I also spoke to experts about how bowel cancer screening saves thousands of lives and a recent groundbreaking study, part-funded by Cancer Research UK, which shows that a one-off, cost-effective screening procedure called a Flexi-Scope test, could prevent a third of bowel cancers and reduce death rates by nearly half.