Nigerian descent Dele Alli on bringing the nation together

Thomas Vermaelen considers Belgium to be genuine World Cup title contenders

John Stones has been England's third-biggest attacking threat at this World Cup, being on the end of 1.45 xG, and scoring twice from the chances he has had.

Durham Constabulary said in a statement: "When England beat Sweden to win through to the World Cup semi-finals, our officers had the busiest night of the year".

If England win, they will go on to play either France or Belgium in the final in Moscow.

The team's next job is to rest up and watch England and Croatia to see who it will be facing off against.

Ironically, Alli says he felt he did better with the less familiar tasks than with his usual forte, making penetrating runs and providing a threat in the box.

"Yes I remember that day", Alli said.

She added that, "I sat on my own in the lounge watching the game [against Sweden] and when Dele scored, it was wonderful and I was screaming at the telly, 'Well done Dele, well done". The country leads Croatia, 1-0, early in the first half.

The Tottenham player, who began his career in the lower divisions with Milton Keynes Dons, has struggled with a thigh injury during this tournament, missing the group games against Panama and Tunisia.

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"I didn't feel nervous or anything like that". I've still got my shirt. We're confident but we know it's going to be very hard.

But you wouldn't know it judging by the training exercise the Three Lions have been taking part in. "Every time I got the ball people would be kicking, swearing".

Alli had a positive chat with Southgate.

According to i, when Alli is in the locker room he will put on his right sock, his right boot, and his right shin-pad before duplicating the procedure on the other leg. The one thing missing for this French squad is an global title.

"There are some good ones in there, the players enjoy listening to them too, they've had a few singalongs on the way back from games and hopefully that will continue on Wednesday".

"The tournament has been unbelievable", he said.

"It was a tight game", the Spaniard told reporters. You want to test yourself as much as you can playing against the best teams and the best players.

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