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England erupts with joy as team reaches World Cup semi-final

England erupts with joy as team reaches World Cup semi-final

England have booked their spot in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years after a convincing 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden.

But Southgate is already proud of the work ethic and unity shown by his squad after overhauling the squad with young players during his 22 month reign.

"We're buzzing. We know there is still a big game ahead, but we're feeling really good", he said.

The University of Leeds Physics and Astronomy research student said: "We're a small country and it was nice to get as far as we did. And we have to be like that, I think, if we are going to get in the final, so we'll have to perform well and play well".

"We even had the opportunity after the break to draw level, but we failed to do so".

Many narratives are being rewritten in Southgate's first major tournament since being appointed coach of the senior side in September 2016 after several years coaching England's youth ranks.

He also confirmed that the alarm was nothing to worry about, saying: "Thankfully nothing happened to them on the day of the match, but I suppose the hotel couldn't take any chances if an alarm goes off".

"I was 14 when we won the World Cup, I was living in a pub in Maghull with my family and I remember it well".

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An Ikea spokesperson later confirmed: "We are aware of a small group of fans celebrating the match result in one of our stores".

Gareth Southgate's side have found the net 11 times in Russian Federation to match the record set by the victorious 1996 side.

The nation's unofficial anthem Three Lions - with its incredibly catchy chorus "it's coming home" - has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks as the Harry Kane captained side has made the semi finals for just the third time.

"You've brought back the passion, the belief, it's back".

"Cancel your plans for Wednesday night - England have reached their first World Cup semi-final in almost 30 years", said the Sun on Sunday.

But Modric said they would be ready to face Southgate's men.

"Dear Gareth, I can't believe how we're performing in this tournament, it's wonderful!"


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