Gareth Southgate Tells England Stars: "Be Bigger Than 1966 Heroes"

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Gareth Southgate Tells England Stars: "Be Bigger Than 1966 Heroes"

"England's World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden attracted a huge 89 percent of available audience to BBC One, with a peak of 19.9 million", the BBC said in a statement.

A group of England fans smashed the windscreen of an ambulance vehicle as celebrations got out of hand at London's Borough Market.

London Ambulance Service tweeted out photos of the badly damaged ambulance.

But the London Ambulance Service reacted with disappointment to the celebrations, saying fans should be "better than this".

"Numerous roads across the country were blocked, stopping emergency vehicles getting to people in need and an ambulance is now off the road while being repaired", said Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, the NPCC Lead for Football Policing.

On its Twitter page, the London Ambulance Service's joint response unit said: "Obviously we are chuffed with the result this afternoon but there is absolutely no excuse to vandalise emergency service vehicles by jumping on them".

"This vehicle is now off the road and unable to respond to patients".

After cars and property were damaged following England's 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, people are rallying round to help foot the fix bill.

England reaching their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years is partly due to their manager not repeating the mistakes he encountered then.

England will face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday, with the winners set to face either Belgium or France in the final in Moscow next Sunday.