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World Cup: England fans 'dare to dream' after win over Sweden

World Cup: England fans 'dare to dream' after win over Sweden

Gareth Southgate has worked wonders since being appointed as England manager.

Waistcoat wearers who visit a Walkabout site or upload a picture to social media have the chance to watch the final from their own booth and win their own replica World Cup trophy. "We faced tough opponents every single match but we weren't good enough today", Andersson told reporters after their quarter-final exit.

Asked why she was determined to screen the match during her special day, she said: "Because I can't function without watching the game".

England boss Gareth Southgate has been likened to Ipswich Town legend Sir Alf Ramsey by Sir Geoff Hurst.

Should they succeed they'll have the chance to play France or Belgium in the World Cup final.

Emergency services hit out at the "disgraceful" minority of England fans who marked the team's passage to the World Cup semi-finals with disorder.

Harry Kane, meanwhile, believes England's World Cup heroes can inspire a generation - just like he was as a young fan. Jakob Johansson will return from the knee injury he sustained after scoring the playoff goal against Italy that got Sweden to the World Cup, and Albin Ekdal showed in Russian Federation that he is well capable of anchoring the midfield with him.

"They've been through a lot".

"We've already got extra staff in place to help us keep you all safe and having fun".

Preparation for Croatia is minimal given the turnaround as recovery becomes paramount, with players balancing switching off and refocusing in remote Repino.

"So we'll just have to assess people as we go".

The Everton number one has found himself under fire during the tournament but he produced several superb saves on Saturday as England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach the semi-finals. There was Robert Green allowing a seemingly harmless shot from USA forward Clint Dempsey through his grasp and into the net in a World Cup group-stage game in 2010.

England's recent tournament failures created an nearly hostile dislike of the team, with fans frequently criticising the attitude of the millionaire players who failed to deliver.

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