Jamie Vardy sends Gareth Southgate update ahead of World Cup semi-final


"I think you can see that in the way that we play, the way that we fight for each other. If we've got players who are 75% the guys who haven't been in the team deserve to come in and be at 100%".

"Until five or six years ago I was bit vain, and in a way glad that in 1998 we set the bar so high that it was hard to even contemplate, let alone jump over it".

Before the tournament the groundwork was put in at England's tranquil, rural St George's Park training centre and once in Russian Federation, they have been ensconced in the quiet lakeside resort of Repino, 45 kilometres outside of St Petersburg.

"It's special", Walker told IRN. But this is our family now. "You wouldn't have said we were going to win beforehand", Hurst added.

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The most unpredictable and entertaining FIFA World Cup in recent memory wraps up this week, with just four matches left to be played. We have completed it.

'If we get to the final, or if we don't get to the final, then we're one day short, it has been an absolute pleasure of an experience to share not just with the players but also the staff'.

At the time of writing, over 60,000 people have signed Liam Betson's appeal and it's growing at a rapid rate to the point where the target of 100,000 looks set to be achieved before you can even say "It's Coming Home!".

"And seeing the fans back home on social media has been awesome".

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The Jules Rimet trophy is so close you can nearly feel Harry Kane holding it aloft.

Picture of the day Man of the moment Harry Maguire, who scored his first worldwide goal against Sweden, takes to the oche. Slap a waistcoat on him, and it's not a million miles away from the man who has led England with such distinction in Russian Federation, and who stands on the brink of something truly historic.

Before we went there, we were off to the army base at Catterick for a boot camp - something Palace did before the start of every season.

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