Gareth Southgate raising popularity of the waistcoat among England supporters

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Gareth Southgate raising popularity of the waistcoat among England supporters

England defeated Sweden 2-0 on Saturday to go through to the 2018 World Cup semifinal for the first time since 1990.

Zlatko Dalic insists his Croatia team have not run out of steam before their World Cup semi-final against England after advancing through the previous two rounds 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. This time we played a team that might go all the way, England look very good.

"You can't get better than that, winning a quarter final of the World Cup, it's taken us through", he said.

"Obviously we are chuffed with the result this afternoon but there is absolutely NO excuse to vandalize emergency service vehicles by jumping on them", London's Joint Response Unit said on Twitter.

England's football team is enjoying its best World Cup in 28 years, and fans have started getting a little bit excited.

After England won a corner, Maguire got his head on a handsome ball from Ashley Young to give the Three Lions the lead just 30 minutes into the match.

The team were kicked out of bed at around 8am (local time), meanwhile Gareth Southgate's team were tucked up in bed a few miles away so will be well-rested before today's match.

"I was 14 when we won the World Cup, I was living in a pub in Maghull with my family and I remember it well".

"I think France and Belgium have proven to be really good sides".

"Semi Gods", the Sunday Mirror declared with a picture of English players celebrating Maguire's thumping header to opening the scoring, while the Sunday People's headline urged the fans and the squad to "Keep calm and Harry on".

'That for me is quite symbolic and why I joined the England FA five years ago because I believed that was possible'.

"A high percentage of goals in knockout games come from set-plays and we have worked hard on them", Maguire said. "We travelled to see how things work in the National Football League and I am fascinated by their offensive and defensive setups".

But Modric said they would be ready to face Southgate's men.

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