Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

Ross Houston
July 10, 2018

"It is true we have not made good results at major tournaments for decades, but we should not be surprised Croatia are in the last four of the World Cup given the quality of the players, which has been proven".

For Kane, who has scored 20 or more Premier League goals four seasons running, it was not until after the 2014 World Cup that he established himself at the top level.

The penalty shootout win against hosts Russian Federation in the quarter-finals on Sunday seems to have gone a long way towards achieving that.

If Southgate really does bring football home, there will surely be more than one road named after him in England, and a knighthood would seem inevitable.

So get your kippers and slippers prepped, do your morning (or evening) calisthenics now, and for heaven sakes ring Mum, otherwise you just know she'll ring you during the match.


On Wednesdays we wear waistcoats - or at least that's what football fans in England are doing this week.

With a team featuring Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban and Robert Prosinecki wearing blue shirts with a distinctive red and white chequerboard pattern, they beat World Cup giants Germany 3-0 in the quarter-finals in France, sparking delirium at home.

France will face off against Belgium in the first semi-final match Tuesday while England faces Croatia Wednesday.

The Three Lions manager has sported a navy blue Marks & Spencer one throughout England's run to the World Cup semi-finals in Russian Federation, which has led to increased sales and more Google searches for the item back home. They've lined up in weird formations to confuse their markers - like against Colombia in the round of 16 where four players stood in a row before splintering off.

"I think they (England) have been fantastic, a breath of fresh air". "We said we want to write our own history and hopefully we can go one step further and get to the final".


Our worst fears about this World Cup have been confirmed: none of the countries left in the tournament have left-wing governments.

"And seeing the fans back home on social media has been awesome".

Dr Rob Chakraverty - team doctor Rob Chakraverty is the England team doctor.

A Glaswegian who came through the academy at Rangers, Russell works with England's forwards and has been praised for helping the team score more goals from set-pieces.


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