English Football Fans Explain 'It's Coming Home'

  • English Football Fans Explain 'It's Coming Home'

English Football Fans Explain 'It's Coming Home'

They beat Denmark in the round of 16 and host Russian Federation in the quarter-finals this year, becoming only the second team with consecutive shootout wins in the same World Cup since Argentina defeated Yugoslavia and Italy in 1990. The victor advances to Sunday's final against France or Belgium, which also will be at Luzkniki Stadium.

England fans have been warned against alcohol-fuelled "senseless behaviour" after police dealt with hundreds of incidents following the team's quarter final victory over Sweden.

"We are excited about the future but we want to make the most of this opportunity as well".

England manager Gareth Southgate has opted to keep a small personal guest-list for his side's World Cup semi-final against Croatia after deciding "big matches are a bit like weddings".

"All the celebrations and the songs they are singing back home, it inspires us as players to be able to bring the nation together and put smiles on people's faces".

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The 27-year-old created more chances (6) in a single World Cup game than any other player in the tournament so far, and in the Three Lions' 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden, Trippier had passing accuracy rate of 75%, whilst also putting in ten unsafe crosses during the 90 minutes. "Over the past several days, we've enjoyed it even more because we know what's been going on back at home".

Premier League clubs West Ham and Everton are reportedly keen on the 22-year-old's services next season, as both sides look to break into the top-half of England's top-flight.

England have been based in Repino near St. Petersburg for the tournament, but their campaign has taken them to five different host cities.

But as he conducted his pre-match press conference, football was not the only topic after cameras had captured the players throwing a rubber chicken to each other during their warm-up.

"Whether we win or lose, we're creating history", he said.

"Our supporters and our country has had a long time suffering in terms of football".

"They are proud to wear the shirt. It is a special feeling and a privilege".

England fans sing their football anthem "Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)", originally performed in 1996 and 1998 by Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds.

Now the 47-year-old former England worldwide is leading the team, which plays Croatia at 8pm tonight in England's first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

"The Museum of London have. announced their plans to acquire one of Gareth Southgate's suits as part of their permanent collection", it said in a statement.

England will play Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium at 7pm United Kingdom time. "It's up to us now which games we play in". "We're not working much now so you can imagine what it will be like if we win".

They won the 1998 tournament against Brazil but lost the 2006 final on penalties to Italy.

"This generation has been underrated due to their results but they've had the quality and now they are showing it".