Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Gareth Southgate Hails 'Incredible Feeling' as England Secure Historic Semi-Final Spot

Harry Kane age World Cup fans can't get over how young England footballer GETTYHarry Kane age Fans celebrated as the England captain helped score another victory for the team
Jeannette Daniel | 08 July, 2018, 15:15

England beat Sweden 2-0 in the Quarter Final match, making the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

The Italian sports newspapers have spoken about Gareth Southgate's revolution, and his move to introduce a three-man defence was certainly impressive to them.

If successful, France or Belgium will be the other finalists, both of which are very good teams but not unbeatable.

Here is a look at the semi-finals and what to watch out for.

On Tuesday, England knocked Colombia out of the World Cup after amazingly beating the team on penalties - their first EVER penalty shootout victory in World Cup History.

Main roads in London are blockaded by a heaving red and white army this morning, after England knocked Sweden out of the FIFA World Cup and booked a place in the semi-final. "It's hard to find strength to want to play soccer again, but I'm sure God will give me enough strength to face anything".

Kyle Walker, within moments of the final whistle in today's win over Sweden, proved his bantability with a hilarious with a superb dig at goalscoring hero Harry Maguire.

England now face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday. Probably 18 months ago, I said to them that having success with England would be so much bigger than any success with their clubs.

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"Of course when the president supports you, it makes us comfortable. We are playing some young players who are barely established at their clubs, never mind in their worldwide careers, but we feel that they are able to play the way we want to play - playing with huge pride, playing with no little quality, showing the sort of mentality to work for the group".

Belgium are the only side to have won every game they have played in Russian Federation on their way to the semi-finals.

He said: "We have always said to take it game by game".

In the second half, England doubled its advantage with a header from Dele Alli.

The recriminations for Brazil will start in earnest after failing to reach the final for a fourth consecutive World Cup, with coach Tite sure to come under fire despite being widely praised in the build-up to the tournament.

"It's a heavy, bitter feeling".

The squad left Kazan on Saturday without talking to reporters.

Raphael Varane's towering header gave Deschamps's men the lead before Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera's awful error gifted Antoine Griezmann the game-clinching goal.

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