Published: Sun, July 08, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Sheffield United fans react as Harry Maguire scores for England

Sheffield United fans react as Harry Maguire scores for England

Plenty of them were not even born when England last made a World Cup final four, as goalkeeper Jordan Pickford - who made two awesome saves to keep the Swedes at bay - told a reporter on the pitch in Samara.

Despite his belief that the 23 players chosen by Southgate would not be able to make it to that stage of the tournament, England are just three games from winning the whole tournament and face Sweden on Saturday with the victor advancing to the semi-final.

The win sent shockwaves through the United Kingdom as 32 million England fans exploded with joy (bottom centre) after watching the Three Lions make it through to the semi-final of a World Cup for the first time since 1990.

Croatia lie in wait at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday, with manager Southgate telling his players to seize this opportunity of a generation.

"We are having success because we are really grafting for each other, we are playing some good football but we are really working without the ball".

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Southgate saluted the work ethic that has propelled his youthful squad to within a game of the World Cup final.

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"Hopefully I carry on scoring and we go far". We've just got to keep doing what we are doing.

"This team is the same, you only have to look at their results".

England have a future star in Harry Maguire, and benefitted from a Jordan Pickford masterclass, but it is too early for the "Football's coming home!" chants, warns RT's Peter Schmeichel.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has hinted at making a few changes to his starting eleven against Sweden today. "I've been involved in matches versus Sweden many times and the team always has a very strong identity with better players than people sometimes give them credit for". They think they are so good, they are not.

"If we were to be picky, a legitimate argument could be made that England will need to play with more finesse if they are to harbour serious ambitions of winning this competition". "I do think [Harry] Kane can bring them to the final, because neither Russian Federation or Croatia are unbeatable teams for them".

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