Gareth Southgate lookalike wants England manager KNIGHTED as Croatia game looms

Pupils and staff from Minister Church of England Primary School in Ramsgate Kent show their support for Gareth Southgate and England in the World Cup semi-final

However, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has revealed that he was anxious about about how three England players would cope going into the tournament.

Now, as England prepare for the first World Cup semi-final since 1990 fans are showing off their versions of the M&S attire the England boss has been wearing throughout the tournament.

Indeed, the former defender is thrilled to witness the country unite behind his side during a tumultuous political period, with Brexit causing uncertainty and division across much of England and Britain.

"Football's Coming Home, as a song, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".

"So it's great that another country can squeeze in, same as Croatia".

He added: "Our country has been through some hard moments recently in terms of its unity, and sport has the power to do that (unite people)".

"We can feel the energy form home and that is a privilege for us".

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However, Liverpool centre-back Lovren dismissed such fears. "This is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity". The victor of England vs Croatia will face France in Sunday's final.

"We thought it would be really good fun and a way of showing our pride in our national team - with lots of little ones in waistcoats, just like we were at a big wedding with a lot of children, rather than just a normal dress-up day".

"The welcome of the Russian people has been top", Southgate said.

Have you gone to work today in a waistcoat?

"A lot of young players were involved two years ago, suffered huge disappointment, we could have ignored that and looked to the future but we felt it was important to unpick it and find out exactly why we've had 10 years since we won a knockout game".

"He's chosen the right team each game and they have performed well".

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