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Gareth Southgate World Cup 2018

As England prepare for their quarter-final clash with Sweden , Southgate spoke of the importance of the maturity and calmness of their captain, who scored his sixth World Cup goal from the penalty spot in a heated round-of-16 defeat of Colombia.

Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports said: "England are in the World Cup semi-finals in what will be the Three Lions third ever appearance".

Shilton, who won 125 caps for his country, was the goalkeeper for England last World Cup semi-final appearance when West Germany beat Bobby Robson's side on penalties.

But Southgate is already proud of the work ethic and unity shown by his squad after overhauling the squad with young players during his 22 month reign.

No one is saying the Croats, with Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic running things from midfield, will be an easy team to play but it's not one of the usual world footballing powerhouses you'd expect to meet at this stage.

In a tweet, the London Ambulance Service's Joint Response Unit said: "Obviously we are chuffed with the result this afternoon but there is absolutely NO excuse to vandalise emergency service vehicles by jumping on them".

Kane says ‘we’re buzzing’ after reaching World Cup semi
I do think [Harry] Kane can bring them to the final, because neither Russian Federation or Croatia are unbeatable teams for them". This afternoon, England beat Sweden to book a place in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.

He is best at making those runs for the goal and he can finish. "We are progressing really well and we do have some good players". If they win, they will play either France or Belgium in the final, held on Sunday July 15.

Thousands of England fans were spotted queuing up to get into pubs in central London.

'We know that in years to come, they are going to be stronger. He vowed to take ex-England skipper Beckham out for a meal at any restaurant in the world if he found himself on the losing side.

The number one comes 22 years after the song was released in 1996 to accompany the European Championships, which were that year held in England. "We have all of the requisites for that - we have a great team, backroom staff, coach, and I hope we will be able to make that extra step to reach the final".

They have been knocked out by Southgate's tactical nous, cool-in-a-crisis touchline style and caring nature.

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