Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash

England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash

Houghton led England women to the final four of the World Cup in 2015, where they lost 2-1 to Japan.

"I have all the respect for Kane, he's shown he is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, he gets goals, he's one of the greatest threats but he is not alone".

Kane is now leading the Golden Boot race at this summer's World Cup with six goals, helping his side to the semi-finals of the competition in the process.

"This is a World Cup where the unexpected has happened".

The England manager has also become a surprise fashion icon after sporting a fetching blue three-piece suit throughout the tournament.

"This acquisition would be a fantastic addition to our holdings and would come at an exciting time for us while we build the London Collection as we plan the New Museum in West Smithfield".

England will face Croatia on Wednesday in their first World Cup semi-final match since 1990.

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Southgate is however, well aware of the midfield Croatia possess. Global soccer is often defined by what happens at the back rather than what happens up top.

The Three Lions' journey to the penultimate stage of the tournament has seen victories over Panama and Tunisia in Group G, as well as wins over Colombia and Sweden in the knockout stages.

"Hopefully they'll just get their heads down, work hard and get the win for us".

"To have gone to the depths emotionally and physically in midweek [against Colombia], and controlled this game and withstood the physical test, was a sign of resilience of a young team who are maturing in front of our eyes". I am delighted that good teamwork has meant we have been able to pull out all the stops alongside Government and other agencies to arrange this big screening. Now we have to be here another week.

This is a distinctly modern England side.

"I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoats, and that can only help can't it", said fan Lee Walkup, 50. But Southgate has leaned upon time-honored global soccer concepts in putting together his masterplan.

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