Gareth Southgate confident Three Lions can make final

Gareth Southgate confident Three Lions can make final

Gareth Southgate confident Three Lions can make final

Fans tell me they are quite nervous, though England is leading with a goal.

"In four years' time in Qatar we will be better", Cherchesov added, referring to the next World Cup tournament. He said he that England would reach the final and that he expected the atmosphere in Croatia to be electric.

Alas, it was not to be. SkyBet had France's odds to win the World Cup outright were set at 1/2.

"We've been with you all along and we'll be with you next time".

First, look at the team. We want players at 100 per cent fit.

Elspeth Patient, 34, who is originally from Milton Keynes but now lives in Los Angeles, said: "It's been wonderful, it's been such an incredible time for England". When Ivan Rakitic's penalty sealed Croatia's spot in the semifinals, the coach broke down into tears.

Numerous same players who led England to such success in Russian Federation this year will be returning in Qatar, with four more years' experience under their belts.

Afterwards he tweeted: "It's not coming home". "I can't handle penalties", said Charlotte Garside, 29.

But we didn't expect them to be this chilled.

He also said there was no need for him to give his team-mates any tips on England's players, as they were all well aware of who they are up against.

As England prepare for Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Croatia - their biggest match since they played West Germany at the same stage in 1990 - they have been backed into [3.8] second favourites on the Exchange.

England's midfielder Jordan Henderson and Gareth Southgate at the Luxhniki Stadium. The waistcoat-wearing coach has transformed England's prospects, and he seems sure to stick around.

If England is to advance, it will have to get through Croatia, which has its own history of World Cup futility.

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And the team is already eyeing up the road ahead. "It shows we can be up here".

Croatian Cultural Society spokesman Goran Katich watched the game with fellow supporters at the Croatian club in west Auckland and said they were ecstatic when the final whistle went. We have to carry that on.

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