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England fans mobilize in their thousands for key World Cup clash

Pupils parents and teachers celebrate the new England manager Gareth Southgate attended Padnell Infant School Cowplain school celebrates finding out England manager Gareth Southgate attended
Kenny Thornton | 12 July, 2018, 00:30

On the eve of the game, England manager Southgate said he hoped the team's successful run at the tournament would help unify the country after "some hard moments" in recent years - an apparent reference to Brexit.

"It has a slightly different feel for me, but it's nice to hear people enjoying it again".

"Our country's been through some hard moments in terms of unity and football has the power to do that".

England's run to the last four, where they will face Croatia, has come as a huge surprise given Southgate's relative lack of experience in management and the fact the team lost to Iceland in the last 16 of EURO 2016. Small country similar to Holland, not big.

Gareth Southgate has revealed he couldn't listen to Baddiel & Skinner and The Lightning Seeds' Three Lions for 20 years.

Can you name the starting XI from Southgate's match in charge?

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Zlatko Dalic's side go into Wednesday's World Cup semi-final knowing they have to improve after battling through two penalty shoot-outs in the knockout stages in Russian Federation.

Neil Rowe, a pilot from Surrey, grew internet fame following England's quarter-final win over Sweden last Saturday.

Southgate, though, says his side have not even begun to realise their potential.

The surge of support for Southgate is a remarkable turnaround from the mid-1990s when he was ridiculed for missing a decisive penalty in England's semi-final shootout defeat to Germany at the 1996 European Championships.

"I am very happy for my players", Deschamps said.

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