England have potential for much more, says proud Gareth Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate during the press conference at the Luzhniki Stadium Moscow

This hasn't come about by fluke.

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

He said: "This team is nowhere near the level they're going to be capable of, partly because of their age, but also because they'll have more big-match experiences over the next few years with their clubs and with us".

"They have worked in our favor and we'll carry on working on them". "He is playing the best football of his life". So famous were his crosses that a movie, "Bend It Like Beckham", was spun off it in 2002.

Retailer M&S is the official tailor to the England team at this year's tournament, where online searches for the garment are up more than 100%.

So get your kippers and slippers prepped, do your morning (or evening) calisthenics now, and for heaven sakes ring Mum, otherwise you just know she'll ring you during the match.

Some took it too far - as one young female was snapped joining a group of thugs in jumping up and down on a London ambulance.

"Quite frankly, I don't care what he wears", Willis said.

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But it's more than just England's crossing ability. That's what the players are doing, it's what the fans are doing and it's magnificent.

England's rugby league players including captain Sean O'Loughlin have thrown their support behind Gareth Southgate's World Cup heroes!

Coach Gareth Southgate is the buttoned-down leader of a new generation of players who speak softly and let their victories silence critics.

Meanwhile, Croatia's first World Cup semi-final for two decades has revived the memories of the country's football high point and raised hopes that Luka Modric's side can go one better than their legendary predecessors.

Rafa Benitez says England have a "great chance" of winning the World Cup for the first time since 1966.

Southgate was a key player for England at Euro 96 but saw his penalty saved in the shoot-out at the end of the semi-final against Germany which saw them knocked out.

The Three Lions once again scored from a dead ball situation, their eighth set-piece goal of this World Cup.

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