David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic agree World Cup wager

David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic agree World Cup wager

David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic agree World Cup wager

Tomorrow's last-four clash with Croatia in Moscow is all that now stands between Gareth Southgate's men and the chance to follow in the footsteps of the heroes of 1966 in Sunday's final.

"The reason I cried was it was the best six weeks I've ever had in my life", Gascoigne told Sky Sports News.

Well this lad has got one of Kane.

England has to win two more games to bring the World Cup home, but the enthusiasm some soccer fans displayed after their team advanced to the semi-finals met global expectations.

England failed to get out of the group at the previous World Cup and two years ago they were embarrassingly dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland.

The midfielder was given a yellow card in the match which would have ruled him out of the final.

While the England players are tucked away in a sleepy training base in the remote town of Repino, 45km north-west of St Petersburg, football fever is sweeping the nation back home.

"I've met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they're held and perhaps in the modern era that would be even crazier, social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger".

"But we believe in our strengths too".

"The boys' feet are on the ground and everyone is pulling in the same way".

"Oddly enough, when it gets to these games, they're not always as honest as they might be about how fit they are".

"Croatia are a very good team". If you'd have said we could be in the semi-finals, play Croatia, would you want that? We have to just adapt ourselves to their game plan but also they have to worry about us.

"Croatia look a very good team, (they have) very good players in (Luka) Modric and (Ivan) Rakitic, they look a unsafe side".

"But we can't concentrate on them".

"The goal going in against Colombia and us digging ourselves out and stepping up for the penalties and the five penalty-takers taking them, full credit to them".

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