Southgate invokes spirit of '66 as Lions feel history at their shoulder

Ross Houston
July 10, 2018

France comfortably defeated Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter finals, but is likely to fall short against its neighbor, Goldman said.

Whenever I speak with the guys in the camp, they are calm and focused and to me they look ready to go out and put in another win to reach the World Cup final.

The chant of "On our way, on our way, to Moscow, on our way" came from England fans in one corner of the stadium throughout the match, and the team's march to the Russian capital is being fueled by goals from set pieces. Nor will he be keen to disrupt a formation which has carried his team to the last four.

"It's all there, it's all apparent and we've just got to prepare them as well as we can for the game".

Sportsbooks list England at +130 on the money line, meaning a $100 bet to win would return $130. Let us know your thoughts - and if you threw the remote at the TV during Alli's celebrations - by posting a comment below.


England are through to the World Cup semi-finals - incredible.

Harry Kane was not even born when England last reached the World Cup semifinals 28 years ago, but the Tottenham striker - who has met 1966 final hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst - fully appreciates the weight of history he and his teammates are making in Russian Federation.

But Dalic insists his squad have enough in the tank to beat England despite the physical demands of the previous two games.

"And we have to be like that, I think, if we are going to get in the final, so we'll have to perform well and play well."

I always say a prayer, the same prayer, before the game.


They've gone to two extra-times, and if you have to go to extra-time against Russian Federation.

Before you make your 2018 World Cup picks in what has been an unpredictable tournament, you'll want to check out what European football expert David Sumpter has to say.

The Manchester City defender told England's "Lion's Den" podcast: 'I've been through some tough patches when I was younger, when I was 14 or 15 I had to play with the age [group] below and it took its toll. Winning teams are consistent teams in terms of lineups and I don't think the boys will have been tested too much physically by Sweden.

Meanwhile, Dele Alli, who scored England's second goal, said it was a great team performance.

"Personally I don't think I played as well as I should have, but the team were resilient, defended well and dominated the game".


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