Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

England coach gets vests for life as Cup cult grows

England coach gets vests for life as Cup cult grows

Zlatko Dalic's side beat hosts Russian Federation 4-3 on penalties in their last-eight match in Sochi to set up an encounter with Gareth Southgate's Three Lions.

Rangers manager Gerrard - who featured in seven major tournaments for England but never went further than the quarter-finals - said: "I've been so pleased to watch the players perform".

"This is a World Cup where the unexpected has happened". Team triumph Southgate in normal time is estimated by 2.37 points and in overtime - 10.00. At the beginning of working together with the lads and trying to sell them the vision of what's possible, what we're looking to achieve in the long-term.

Loftus-Cheek started two out of England's three World Cup group games, and although he has yet to appear in the knockout stages for the Three Lions in Russian Federation, he has shown his potential as a combative and tough-tackling central midfielder, who is capable of playing for any Premier League side.

He said: "In November we played Brazil and Neymar was in the side.

A semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday is all that stands between England and their first final since lifting the World Cup in 1966.

I wouldn't question the mentality of the players in the last ten or 15 years, I have played with a lot of them.

William's brother the Duke of Sussex also backed Gareth Southgate's men ahead of England's biggest night of football in 28 years.

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England beat Croatia 5-1 at Wembley in the last meeting between the two countries in September 2009. As an England fan and ex-England player, we want to see the best possible football.

"On the ball, I wasn't sharp enough, I didn't keep it as much as I should have".

On the note of TVs, whilst we're now used to HD, Ultra-HD and 4K, back in 1990 things were very different.

"You are always conscious of that because none of us are where we are just because of ourselves".

"We've got to believe, definitely", he added.

Jordan Henderson was a fitness worry with a tight hamstring but trained fully alongside Jamie Vardy, who missed Saturday's win over Sweden with a groin injury.

The Football Association confirmed on Sunday evening that England would be wearing an all-white kit in Wednesday's match.

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