London ambulance damaged as England fans celebrate World Cup quarter-final win

Florence Fletcher
July 10, 2018

In the minutes and hours that followed the triumph, joyous fans took to the streets in England to party, in anticipation of England's first trip to a World Cup semifinal since 1990.

And Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the '66 final against West Germany, has likened manager Gareth Southgate to Sir Alf Ramsey.

Gareth Southgate's young team swept Sweden aside 2-0 on Saturday, sparking mass celebrations in England.

The last time England reached this stage of any major competition was at Euro 96, when Seaman and Southgate were team-mates on home soil.

Luc Jones said he had been disappointed in past England players being more "into their haircuts or their pop celebrity girlfriend or their new sports auto than actually kicking the ball". But now we know, it's more than just a waistcoat (also available at Marks and Spencer); it's a lucky waistcoat. The penalty shootout win was the first ever for England at the World Cup.

On Wednesday, his England players will face Croatia in Moscow for a place in the nation's first World Cup final since Sir Bobby Moore led the side to become world champions for the only time in their history.

"He comes from a better version of England than we are used to seeing", he said.

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The University of Leeds Physics and Astronomy research student said: "We're a small country and it was nice to get as far as we did.

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Asked why she was determined to screen the match during her special day, she said: "Because I can't function without watching the game". Jakob Johansson will return from the knee injury he sustained after scoring the playoff goal against Italy that got Sweden to the World Cup, and Albin Ekdal showed in Russian Federation that he is well capable of anchoring the midfield with him.

Southgate has made bold decisions to cast aside Jack Wilshere, Rooney and Hart among others, and then replaced them with inexperienced players.

"My guys feel like conscript soldiers whose term of service was over just when they were preparing to go into battle".

Joe said the mood among England fans was excitable.

The Football Association confirmed on Sunday evening that England would be wearing an all-white kit in Wednesday's match.

But Southgate admits part of his job was to convince England's young players how big playing for their country can be.

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