For 20 years, football wasn't coming home for England boss Southgate


Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent the French into the final and Deschamps' side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as they look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on home soil in 1998.

About 350 people have so far contacted Epic to say they will be coming but there is thought to be room for between 800 and 1000 at the venue which will also have 100 seats available.

It's been over 600 days since Gareth Southgate took charge of his first England game.

England fans have been warned against alcohol-fuelled "senseless behaviour" after police dealt with hundreds of incidents following the team's quarter final victory over Sweden.

"It's going to be hard but I fancy us".

Lovren recovered from his poor run of form to play a crucial part in the Reds reaching the Champions League final and claiming a fourth-place finish in the top flight. "That is incredible, but I think it's time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions". That is special, to see them play the way they have and we have a really good opportunity to get to a final. How will you be watching the game today?

You could argue the FA were lucky to stumble upon this winning formula, and it's only thanks to a sting from the Daily Telegraph that we have the waistcoated one instead of Big Sam.

Spurs were giving Alli playing time in an Audi Cup game at Bayern's Allianz Arena, and the young midfielder had only recently arrived from Milton Keynes Dons, but he pulled off a nonchalant nutmeg on Modric, drawing a disgruntled reaction from the former Tottenham hero.

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This will be England's third appearance at the semi-final stage of the World Cup and their first in 28 years.

Folk ensemble Partizan FM, who describe themselves as "the most upmarket folk band in Russia", have produced a quintessentially provincial twist on the song now on every England fan's lips.

Jordan Henderson was right when he said, "It's the most together England team I've been involved in, it makes a massive difference and you get your rewards for that".

England manager Gareth Southgate's waistcoats have become such a hit at the World Cup that the Museum of London has announced plans to acquire one for its fashion collection.

"Whether we win or lose, we're creating history", he said.

"Everyone was brilliant in the last game, that's what Gareth's done - he's got us working as a team".

"The feel of this group of players is very similar to the players we had then, but that team was a lot more experienced in terms of age and experience of big matches", Southgate recalled.