England's Gareth Southgate: Young squad 'not the finished article' yet

Paul Quinn the landlord of the Pheasant in Newport is banging the drum for England ahead of tomorrow’s game against Sweden

England manager Gareth Southgate was understandably delighted after his side sealed their place in a World Cup semi-final for the first time since 1990.

"I am daring to hope because I think this is a team marked by joy and newness and youth and Gareth Southgate's deep emotional intelligence", said Baddiel, whose iconic song has made its way back up the music charts this week.

Dave Awde, a 30 year old Preston fan, of Kirkham, said: "I can't remember a time when England were good enough to reach a semi-final, this is unbelievable". That we have got players with super technique.

"Football's coming home" and it's apparently brought attacks on home furnishings during a night of revelry celebrating England's World Cup win against Sweden.

Since coming in, the former defender and his team have looked to instil a new philosophy in the players and the coach was quick to credit these changes with England's success in Russian Federation. We believe we can still improve a lot, so we will try to do that.

Speaking after the game, Kane said: 'We looked composed. We knew we would have the majority of the ball and it was a case of breaking them down because Sweden are a really well organised team.

Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semis to play England
The game finished 2-2 after extra-time following a late equaliser by Russia's Mario Fernandes . Croatia also came through the last round on penalties after drawing with Denmark.

Southgate's calm, thoughtful style, strategy skills and ability to make tough decisions have been showcased in Russian Federation, leaving senior FA figures certain he'll be a target once England's World Cup adventure is over.

"Interesting fact. We have had double the amount of police logs today than what we had on New Year's Eve", said Dan Brenchley from Devon and Cornwall Police.

Harry Kane may not have been responsible for either of England's two goals, but the captain has shortened into 1/7 to be the tournament's top goalscorer, having been available at 1/5 before the match.

"We know that in years to come, they are going to be stronger".

"They didn't have big-match experience and under pressure they suffered", Southgate said.

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