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


A 2-0 win for Gareth Southgate's side ensured a semi-final place at the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton said: "The nation is again getting behind England and this song is again the anthem football fans have adopted, so it would not be a huge shock to see it at number one". "I thought the mentality and the spirit they showed in the last game [against Colombia] was fantastic".

"We are really tight, we've built that".

England's emphatic victory over Sweden was watched by millions across the United Kingdom, but spare a thought for those people who had plans they couldn't change on game day - wedding guests. We've just got to keep doing what we are doing.

"We had to withstand a lot of physical pressure but the resilience of the team was crucial".

"I think the players will like the fact that they're still recognising there's still a long way for them to go, that they're still a long way away from their peak".

"If we were to be picky, a legitimate argument could be made that England will need to play with more finesse if they are to harbour serious ambitions of winning this competition".

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"I think there are really complex, hard jobs", Southgate added.

"So, I think right OK, it's impossible to please everybody all of the time but you've got to just believe that you're making decisions for the right reasons".

"No passengers, nobody failing to close down, nobody strolling around".

Welch has not said what he might do if England make the final, or even win the World Cup!

"We are ready, we are ready for the challenge", Gerrard said as Rangers prepare to host Shkupi in the Europa League qualifiers next week.

Others had slightly bigger screens at hand, Ben Hine taking a moment outside of the service to tune in on his tablet.

"Pickford for me is the sort of prototype of what the modern goalkeeper should be", said the 47-year-old Southgate.