Harry Kane's Norfolk uncle proudly watches the England captain in action

  • Harry Kane's Norfolk uncle proudly watches the England captain in action

Harry Kane's Norfolk uncle proudly watches the England captain in action

Not since 1990 have the Three Lions reached the last four, when the likes of Gary Lineker and Stuart Pearce lost to Germany on penalties.

England swept Sweden aside with a comfortable 2-0 victory to book their place in the World semi-finals.

World Cup fever is sweeping the nation - and Danny McLaughlin has found himself at the centre of attention thanks to his unbelievable resemblance to star player Harry Kane. "For us, it's all about the experience".

"To overcome the two games we have this week we needed that togetherness". We're confident but we know it's going to be very hard.

"We've seen how the World Cup has gone so far".

Following the forward's reply, Ben's father, Sam Williams, told ITV News: "When we saw the message from Harry Kane - that's what this has been all about, to get Ben's favourite player to give him a shout out".

Kane told journalist: "It's unbelievable to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament".

The Tottenham Hotspur star replied to a tweet by paediatric radiographer Liam Herbert, who shared a video of Ben Williams receiving a replica World Cup trophy.

"Want to say a special thank you to the whole country for the support we've received so far", wrote the Tottenham man.

But the man of the match for Schmeichel was fellow keeper Jordan Pickford, whose "outstanding" saves allowed England to play with composure afforded by a two-goal cushion as they sailed into the semi-finals against Russian Federation or Croatia.