These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)

10 July, 2018, 15:51 | Author: Rachel Logan
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England's impressive group-stage display was followed by a shoot-out triumph against Colombia and surprisingly comfortable quarter-final win against Sweden, propelling the country to a first World Cup semi-final since 1990.

Gareth Southgate's side enjoyed a day of rest and relaxation with no media commitments before beginning preparations for their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years against Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday.

"This squad doesn't have those type of players, they are all of a similar level".

"(But) where we are today, I would say, categorically, quite clearly, we can win it, without a shadow of doubt.

"If you'd asked me before the tournament, I'd have been happy with this young team getting to the quarter-finals", he said.

There have been 60 matches, 157 goals and four penalty shootouts - but just four teams remain in the 2018 World Cup.

"One hundred per cent I think you can see that in the way that we play, everybody the whole 23, willing to put everything aside, whatever their personal interests might be, purely for the team to be successful", he said. But we are going all the way.

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"If we get through this and do well at the next tournament, we'll be talking about them as world class". "It really is. That's the only word I can describe it because we're all a family".

He said: 'It's emotional because he ( his father) has made a lot of sacrifices when I was younger, for me and my brother, who was a professional footballer.

"(We hoped we would have) a long month together, which we have done.

"But for us, it's all about the experience". It gives you the shivers when you think about the reaction back home.

"The consistent comparisons and messages I receive from friends all came about since Harry Kane's success at Tottenham over the past two years, and especially this World Cup".

At the time of writing, over 60,000 people have signed Liam Betson's appeal and it's growing at a rapid rate to the point where the target of 100,000 looks set to be achieved before you can even say "It's Coming Home!".

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