Gareth Southgate lookalike wants England manager KNIGHTED as Croatia game looms

Cheryl Sanders
July 12, 2018

As England approach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in almost 30 years, fans across the nation are wearing their waistcoats today, in a bid to bring it home.

Fans have sung the lyrics from the stands in Russian Federation, while the circulation of social media memes using the music has even led to the creation of the hashtag '#itscominghome'.

Phillip Schofield embraced Waistcoat Wednesday on 11 July, gearing up for the World Cup semi-finals between England and Croatia.

"Football's Coming Home, as a song, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".


"I'm certainly proud of the support we're receiving". The enthusiasm they have for these players, they've been brilliant ambassadors for our country, it's great for them they've got some enjoyable moments playing for England now.

He added: "Our country has been through some hard moments recently in terms of its unity, and sport has the power to do that (unite people)".

The strategy takes into account 200,000 statistical models, data on individual players and team performance and ran one million simulations before making its judgement.

"We can feel the energy form home and that is a privilege for us".


Southgate, though, says his side have not even begun to realise their potential.

Are you wearing a waistcoat right now?

"We have won a game in stoppage-time, we have had to recover from conceding in the last minute, we have been through extra-time, we have won on penalties, we have made several pieces of history - the biggest win, the first knockout win for 10 years, the first quarter-final win for longer".

They return to Moscow for the game against Croatia, having played in the Russian capital in the last 16 against Colombia, albeit at the smaller Spartak Stadium.


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