Nearly 20 million tune in to watch England's march into semi-finals

Gareth Southgate World Cup 2018

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Southgate credited his team's success on their willingness to come together to form a cohesive unit. "We have to be proud, but you never want it to end", said Marcus Berg.

"It would have been nice to have gotten a goal even in a loss but that didn't happen - England was unfortunately just the better team, and at least it was a nice clean game". We are not the finished article and we do not have world-class players yet, but we have young players who are prepared to be courageous on the ball and have shown a real mental resilience.

"The semi-final of a World Cup is not an easy game, but it's a game we feel we are ready for".

"We knew what we'd worked on and what would hurt them today, we knew set pieces were a big thing, and obviously the little box cross as well that Jesse put in for Dele, we worked on that in training so credit to the staff and the players executing it".

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.

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"Luck was against us", Cherchesov said.

The more global tournaments these players played at, the worse it seemed to get. Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds have scored the winning goal in shooting to the top of the Top 40, reaching the number one spot for this week's chart ahead of the semi final on Wednesday.

"I was too young to remember Italia 90 so this is a first for me in the World Cup". 'But, you know, we are progressing really well. With their arms around each other, the players listened as the coach tried to remind them of the incredible feat they had achieved.

The win came easily for England, with two handsome headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli leading the way to a dominant victory.

Two years ago central defender Harry Maguire was celebrating helping Hull City to the Premier League by following England in the 2016 European Championships, now at Leicester City after suffering relegation with Hull a year ago, he is on the way to being one of the players of the tournament.

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"Being both British and Swedish, we were on the edge of our seats during the game and we would like to sat 'grattis!"

"Until that corner kick by Ashley Young which gave them the chance to take the lead, we were doing well and had the match under control".

But Modric said they would be ready to face Southgate's men.

Kane would have been just 10 years old when England won the oval ball version of the World Cup in 2003.

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